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Financial advisers head to cash as stocks move up

February 14, 2019

Never mind that the stock market is up more than 8% from the start of the year. For a lot of professional investors and financial advisers, the risk-off mood that was triggered late last year has been hard to shake. "We're tactical investors...

Blackstone's race for $1 trillion targets wealthy investors

January 28, 2019

Steve Schwarzman's Blackstone Group is a behemoth in private equity, real estate, credit and hedge fund investing, thanks to its ability to raise cash from giant pension plans and sovereign wealth funds. But given the firm's goal of managing...

Active vs. passive: The case for both

January 22, 2019

Vanguard founder Jack Bogle started the debate about active versus passive investing when he created the first index fund in 1975. Hundreds of additional index funds, countless studies and one historic recession later, passive investing has...

After the crash, dreams die hard for Wall Street crypto bankers

December 24, 2018

Limbo—that's where to find Wall Street when it comes to cryptocurrencies. Squeamish from the start about pursuing profits in one of the darker corners of finance, established firms this year slowed their already halting efforts to make a business...

SEC, Finra investigating GPB fund raising: sources

December 18, 2018

In the wake of a state investigation into broker-dealers selling private placements by GPB Capital Holdings, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. and the Securities and Exchange Commission have launched their own investigations,...

Private-equity firms want SEC to loosen rules on business development companies

December 12, 2018

Apollo Global Management and Ares Management are among the private-equity titans that scored a victory earlier this year when they persuaded Congress to let lending companies they control ramp up risk. Now, as lawmakers engage in frantic negotiations...

Ric Edelman is bullish on bitcoin, calls much of the advice industry ignorant of its potential

December 12, 2018

Ric Edelman believes in the future of cryptocurrencies so much, he is selling his personal investment in Bitwise Investment Management, a creator of cryptocurrency index funds, so as not to have a conflict of interest should he recommend the...

Ex-Securities America broker suspended for hidden options trades that hurt client

December 11, 2018

A Securities America broker who was fired has been suspended from the industry for six months in the wake of allegations that he traded options in a client's account without notifying his firm. The broker, Michael D. Jackson, recommended that...

Alternative strategies prove their worth as stocks turn bearish

December 7, 2018

As stock market volatility returns in earnest, investors who have waited patiently in alternative investments are starting to reap some of the benefits. Though liquid alternative mutual fund categories have generally been out of favor against...

Real estate investment firm Direct Source Wealth under investigation in Indiana

November 29, 2018

Regulators in Indiana are investigating Direct Source Wealth, a real estate investment firm with at least $42 million in assets that has raised money from wealthy investors for more than a half-dozen deals, but has not registered or filed notices...

As it works to pull off a merger, FS Investments admits shortcomings

November 20, 2018

In a highly unusual move for an investment company, FS Investments is currently performing a "mea culpa" for investors and financial advisers. Any expression of weakness or regret in the kill or be killed world of the asset management and brokerage...

Female advisers more likely to consider ESG investing strategies

November 19, 2018

A recent study conducted by InvestmentNews Research and sponsored by Calvert Research and Management measured financial advisers' perceptions of environmental, social and corporate governance investing. Among other trends, the study, "From Upstream...

Auditor walks away from private placement firm GPB Capital

November 14, 2018

Investors in private placement funds of GPB Capital Holdings who have been waiting for financial statements for its two largest funds will have to keep on waiting. GPB said in August it was overhauling and restating the 2015 and 2016 financial...

JPMorgan, Carlyle are latest Wall Street firms to back iCapital

November 8, 2018

iCapital Network is adding two more firms to its stable of Wall Street backers. JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Carlyle Group have invested in the financial technology company, just a week after Blackstone Group also announced a stake, iCapital said....

Commonwealth advisers turning to private equity

November 8, 2018

An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the total that Commonwealth advisers have invested in private equity. As the number of publicly listed companies continues to shrink, brokers and advisers who work with Commonwealth Financial...

Art wealth management course comes with CE credits from CFP Board

November 7, 2018

The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards will provide three hours of continuing education credit that counts toward CFP certification for a new online art wealth management course. The program, created by New York-based Tang Art Advisory...

Advisers carve wealth management unit out of $16 billion asset manager

October 30, 2018

The wealth management ranks inside Madison Investment Advisors have gotten a little thinner after veteran advisers Walter Dewey and Benjamin Dickey spun off last week, along with $400 million in client assets, to launch their own firm, Resonant...

Investing to sustain innovation

October 23, 2018

Do we invest enough in creativity? The question may seem absurd in an era dominated by the "knowledge economy," in which companies create value through ingenuity and expertise, while many of the most important emerging product lines enable the...

Is the endowment model relevant for individual investors?

October 22, 2018

The endowment style of investing, developed by David Swenson at Yale University in the mid-1980s, has gained increased attention over the past several decades as more investors seek to emulate part or all of the more diversified strategy. Yet...

Unit investment trusts could take center stage amid market volatility

October 22, 2018

As the U.S. stock market nears a decade of expansion and enters a potential "new normal" of increased volatility, independent financial advisers are finding it harder to rely on a standard buy-and-hold strategy. In this landscape, unit investment...

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