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ARCP class action investors get 50 cents on the dollar: Attorneys

October 7, 2019

The $1 billion settlement last month between investors and the real estate investment trust formerly known as American Realty Capital Properties Inc. included an unusually large recovery for the claimants of close to fifty cents on the dollar,...

Finra censures Newbridge Securities and fines firm $225,000

September 27, 2019

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. has censured Newbridge Securities and fined the Boca Raton, Fla.-based firm $225,000 for having failed to adequately supervise the sale of complex securities such as structured notes and leveraged,...

Voya Financial Advisors settles with more than a dozen clients of former broker

September 27, 2019

Voya Financial Advisors Inc. is cleaning up the mess a former broker created by investing clients heavily in nontraded real estate investment trusts and variable annuities. The ex-broker, James T. Flynn, was registered with Voya Financial Advisors...

Taxes are one thing – not the 'only' thing

September 27, 2019

Tax Day has come and gone. As advisers to high-net-worth individuals and families, tax planning is a year-round priority. HNW clients have wide-ranging objectives that include everything from transferring large amounts of money to younger generations,...

Fidelity brings ESG portfolios to advisers

September 25, 2019

Fidelity Investments is turning to Ethic, a digital asset manager providing sustainable investing portfolios, to help financial advisers offer environmental, social and governance investing to clients. Ethic will plug into Fidelity's brokerage...

Experts warn SEC about perils of loosening private offering rules

September 25, 2019

Some experts are warning the Securities and Exchange Commission that loosening the rules on purchases of private investments could hurt the elderly and retirement savers, while alternatives industry organizations are touting their portfolio...

Wealthiest families are stockpiling cash

September 24, 2019

Rick Stone, a former partner at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, sees treacherous times ahead for family offices trying to deploy cash. The head of Stone Family Office said that he doubts the bond market will provide any real return over the next...

Rich families pour wealth into ESG investments

September 16, 2019

Super-rich families are increasingly including sustainability and ethics in founding principles of their private investment firms, according to Fabrizio Campelli, Deutsche Bank's global head of wealth management. "Family offices are now putting...

Millennials finally ready to invest sustainably

September 13, 2019

Wealthy millennials are finally thinking about investing in sustainable companies almost as much as they shop for socially conscious products in stores, according to a survey released Thursday. About 95% of millennials — which the survey classified...

Once again, GPB delays release of audited financial statements

September 12, 2019

GPB Capital has recently been telling the 60 or so broker-dealers that sold $1.8 billion of high-risk private placement to wealthy clients that it would deliver audited financial statements for its funds by the end of September. Now, the beleaguered...

How gold could replace bonds as a portfolio diversifier

September 11, 2019

Instead of trying to navigate the freewheeling price of gold over various market cycles, financial advisers might be better served by focusing on the precious metal's lack of correlation with other investments. That's the basic premise of a...

Time is running out on opportunity zones — but there's limited choice

September 5, 2019

Time is running out to get the biggest tax break from opportunity zones, but there's one snag for financial advisers: They don't see a lot of compelling investment options for clients. "The deals haven't worked out to be that great," said Leon...

SEC censures, penalizes Utah hybrid $150,000 for improper alts sales

September 4, 2019

The Securities and Exchange Commission has censured Lefavi Wealth Management, a hybrid firm in Salt Lake City, Utah, managing $303 million, and required it to pay a $150,000 penalty for breaching its fiduciary duty and failing to make necessary...

VanEck, SolidX offer ETF-like Bitcoin product

September 4, 2019

VanEck Securities Corp. and SolidX Management, a duo that have unsuccessfully petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission for over a year to approve an exchange-traded fund that invests in Bitcoin, have found a workaround for some large...

$21 billion advisory firm is expanding to Europe

September 3, 2019

Tiedemann Advisors, which oversees about $21 billion in assets, is expanding outside the U.S. for the first time to better serve the cross-border needs of its high-net-worth clients and add customers abroad. The wealth management firm's new...

ESG data getting better as the market matures

August 21, 2019

As management consultant Geoffrey Moore has observed, "Without big data, you are blind and deaf in the middle of a freeway." Historically, that's been the most challenging part of investing using environmental, social and governance factors,...

Faith-based funds attract loyal investors

August 20, 2019

Applying religious screens to mutual funds and ETFs is sometimes compared to investing with one hand tied behind your back, but that's just fine for a large and growing number of investors. "If people are really interested in faith-based investing,...

Ex-broker in South Florida pleads guilty in Castleberry Financial fraud case

August 19, 2019

A one-time South Florida broker with 15 years of experience in the securities industry pleaded guilty for his role in a $3.6 million investment scheme called Castleberry Financial Services. The former broker, Scott P. Strochak, 58, had worked...

Bitcoin clobbered in market sell-off

August 15, 2019

Bitcoin is quickly losing the refuge designation that some advocates bestowed on it in recent weeks as the largest cryptocurrency joins the global slide in riskier assets. Smaller rivals tumbled even further. After rallying while U.S. equities...

Ladenburg Thalmann invests in impact investing startup

August 13, 2019

Ladenburg Thalmann's latest technology investment is going to Newday Financial Technologies, a startup focused on providing millennials with low-cost impact investing strategies. Newday is an asset management firm that develops investment funds...

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