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Legislative & Regulatory Affairs

Stay informed and ready to act when Washington changes rules or laws that affect your firm and your clients. Schwab experts are on your side with valuable insights.

RIA Washington Watch

Each quarter, Michael Townsend, vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs for Charles Schwab & Co., offers a closer look at what's happening in D.C. and how it impacts advisors, their clients, and the Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) industry.

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Get wise with this podcast

Listen to the WashingtonWise InvestorTM podcast with Michael Townsend and his expert guests as they dig into the latest policies and politics affecting the markets. This biweekly podcast offers a nonpartisan view and sheds light on what investors should know.

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