Lobbyist spending is on the rise in the financial services industry, and the bulk is being spent by interest groups that represent the brokerage side, according to an article at InvestmentNews. SIFMA spent $1.9 million on lobbying in the first quarter of this year, the article notes, compared with $1.88 million in the last quarter of 2014. A link to the article follows. Also, staying on top of compliance issues is a constant endeavor for financial advisors. A compliance expert who spoke at NAPFA’s recent annual conference provides a helpful checklist of reminders that advisors need to keep top of mind. One pointer: Watch your word choice on your website. See the story at Financial Planning, below.