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As market volatility spikes, investors plan to lift allocation to alternatives: Survey
Pensco study finds SEC's crowdfunding rule likely to draw investors to more private equity-like vehicles.
As robo-advice spreads, so should the caution warnings
Breakfast with Benjamin: As robo-advisers flood the zone, investors (and human financial advisers) should continue to proceed with caution.
Alternative investments combined with fee-based services are changing the investing world
Firms would be wise to embrace a fuller mix of services to satisfy today's investors and differentiate themselves.
Shakeup in senior management of AR Capital products
President of BDCA, company at center of Galvin complaint, is removed; others step down
Fidelity offers service to combat elder financial abuse
The firm's clearing and custody division is partnering with EverSafe to help advisers protect senior clients from fraud.
S&P's global financial literacy test is out
Breakfast with Benjamin: S&P Rating Services has released its global financial services literacy test, which uses four questions to test understanding of interest compounding, inflation, and risk diversification. How would you do?
Fidelity, Schwab to halt AR Capital sales
Firms pull the plug after Massachusetts charges RCS Capital with fraudulently rounding up proxy votes to support real estate deals sponsored by AR Capital.
Gold goes on a safe-haven rally in the wake of Paris attacks
Breakfast with Benjamin: Gold jumps, with futures up more than 1% even as riskier assets like stocks find reasons to rally.
AR Capital to stop creating new nontraded REITs, close existing programs to new investors
In a major reversal, the powerhouse nontraded REIT sponsor built by Nicholas Schorsch is exiting the business of creating and selling new alternative investment products and will stop taking new investor money for existing programs.
Crowdfunding platform borrows a page from private equity
New fund offers 11% yield, no fees, two-year lock-up to accredited investors, but it's risky.
SEC's Mary Jo White rips bill to ease restrictions on BDCs
Despite SEC chairwoman's concerns over leverage and impact on individual investors, backers hope legislation will pass because of bipartisan support.
Calpers makes another move away from pricey investments by trimming real estate exposure
Breakfast with Benjamin: Nation's largest public pension fund trims its real estate holdings with a $3B sale.
What advisers need to know about peer-to-peer lending
Before clients start asking, know the basics about this income generating investment.
The apolitical Fed is becoming a political target
Breakfast with Benjamin: Even though it's designed and expected to be apolitical, the Federal Reserve is becoming a popular target of political attacks.
The endless and irrelevant financial woes of presidential candidates
Breakfast with Benjamin: Presidential candidates are not always good at managing their own money, and voters don't care, or need to.