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Who should be accredited these days?
Time the SEC revamped the accredited investor definition in a way that broadens the potential pool of investors and strengthens verification that they qualify.
Mutual fund industry enjoying a burst of wheeling and dealing
5 years after last mutual fund merger mania, the lesson remains: Grow, and grow some more
The regulatory hits keep coming for LPL Financial
The rest of this week's must-read stories include Betterment's robo-adviser for humans, big changes afoot in Social Security, and a focus on picking the right alternatives for clients
Market volatility gives liquid alts first real test
One upside to the stock market carnage of the past week or two is that the wildly popular alternative-strategy mutual funds, better known as liquid alts, have finally been tested on the open road.
Fattened by the Federal Reserve, the markets want more
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fresh talk of extending QE is a sign that the markets just want more. Plus, gold shines bright among the carnage, learning to love leverage, and more.
Schorsch empire strikes back on perception of illiquid investments
Nicholas Schorsch's camp opposes regulatory efforts to limit investor exposure to illiquid products such as nontraded REITs.
Reps selling nontraded REITs could be swimming in liquidity
Up to $13.6 billion in fresh equity expected to flow from listings, mergers and special distributions.
Cliff Asness says market volatility is a good reason to diversify
The recent jolt in market volatility should be viewed as a return to normal, but that means it can get worse from here, according to Cliff Asness, founder, managing principal and chief investment officer at AQR Capital Management. Speaking Thursday in Chicago at the Investment News Alternative
How to explain alternative investments to clients
Talking clients through the complexities of alternative investments requires simplicity and a focus on function.
Markets in a 'bad mood' as S&P 500 gives back year's gains
Weak economic numbers and an Ebola panic spurred a pullback, causing the S&P 500 to give back the year's gains.
New Fidelity CEO Abigail Johnson wants to be 'accessible to advisers'
Abigail Johnson, successor at the privately owned, family-run company, wants to understand the businesses of her clients, including advisers.
Buckle up for more volatility
Breakfast with Benjamin today features: More market volatility on the way and not just for stocks. Plus: Consumers' bad attitudes, Fed chief Janet Yellen's first big test, and more.
When in doubt, follow the bond market's lead
Breakfast with Benjamin: When in doubt, follow bonds' lead. Plus: Consumer spending to the rescue, Johnson replaces Johnson at Fidelity, and more.
Public pensions put Pimco on watch after Gross exit
Fund managers looking for signs of stability at both Pimco and Janus following dramatic move.
Alternatives: A key piece of the investment puzzle
The case for traditional long-only allocations to stocks and bonds is getting weaker by the day, increasing the importance of finding a way to fit alternatives into client portfolios.