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In regulatory cross hairs, broker-dealers are putting limits on products and revising policies.
Alternatives crackdown continues as Finra fines VSR
More pain for broker-dealers as Finra fines another alternatives specialist. One exec cites the regulator's powerful message on need for supervision and approval processes among alternatives.
B-Ds reining in sales of alternatives
Broker-dealers, feeling the heat from regulators, are changing how they sell alternatives. Bruce Kelly has all the details.
Don't get burned by oil and gas: SEC
If a sales pitch for a private investment in an oil or gas venture project sounds too good to be true, it probably is, the Securities and Exchange Commission warned today. In a seven-page Investor Alert , the agency cautioned that private placements in the energy sector can be rife with fraud, and
Wells Fargo agrees to pay $105M to end MedCap suit
Investor recovery pool for failed private placements balloons by $105 million. Bruce Kelly has the details.
Celebrity crowdfunding? Donald Trump to launch 'FundAnything'
The billionaire businessman plans to give away three suitcases full of cash Wednesday to advertise the start of FundAnything.
Alpha bets for the masses a tough sell: Panel
Alternatives seen as crucial to portfolio constructions, but risk premium still a turn off for many
Pimco's second act: Alternatives?
Bill Gross may be publicly mourning the end of the bond market's long run, but don't weep for Pacific Investment Management Co. LLC just yet. The firm synonymous with fixed income has positioned itself quietly to become an alternative investment powerhouse. So if Mr. Gross' dire predictions are
Illiquid BDCs demand scrutiny
Along with potential for attractive yields, nontraded business development companies come with a number of risks that financial advisers need to understand fully before selling them to clients, according to regulators, analysts and industry participants.
Will Bitcoin bite the dust?
Bitcoin, the digital currency and investment phenomenon that's up 1,000% this year, plummeted on Wednesday afternoon. Jason Kephart looks at what went wrong.
In praise of alternatives
Equity markets have had a good run lately. However, this good news obscures a basic fact: equity markets have not been kind to buy-and-hold investors over the past thirteen years. While the recent bull market is welcome, it would be a mistake to assume we are now facing a period of sustained low ...
FS Investment Corp. plans to return capital to investors
In boon to investors, largest business development company to merge or list.
Theme park? New offering lets advisers build portfolios around motifs
Online broker Motif Investing launches features that empower users to formulate their own mix of securities.
Goldman to launch new MLP fund amid yield search
Investors scouring the world for yield have another option to consider in a sector that's already been hot with new issues.The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. launched a new master-limited-partnership fund today to tap into the “economic renaissance” under way in U.S. domestic energy production.The
Putnam launches six more funds as Reynolds plays catch up
New list includes offerings to meet advisers' needs, reflect market action.
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