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Four top executives of private-placement syndicator DBSI head to jail for fraud
Four top executives of DBSI Inc., one of the leading syndicators of private-placement investments, were convicted by a federal jury on multiple counts of fraud.
Consumers left in the loan lurch as big banks still hold off
Friday's menu: Consumers still left in the loan lurch. Plus: Which manager just jumped into the liquid alts pool? Some stocks for a rising-rate cycle; commodities are hot again; European banks ride the wave; and Merrill trims its housing outlook.
REITS continue to be hot as first quarter flows top $4B
Sputtering equity market, lackluster bond returns continue to drive investors.
A better TIC?
Newfangled private placements called DSTs offer some improvements to TICs, many of which backfired during the financial crisis, but DSTs still carry high costs and are illiquid. Bruce Kelly has the story.
Advisers warming to real assets as stock market volatility picks up
Real estate, REITS and MLPs are increasingly on advisers' radar screen, but a new study finds allocations in just one of five portfolios. Jeff Benjamin explains.
Brokers face challenges in originating mortgages
More financial advisers are becoming licensed mortgage loan originators as full-service brokerage firms look to be one-stop shops for wealthy investors, but some regulatory gray areas are causing concern.
Nontraded business development company plans to list on NYSE on April 16
Following through on earlier announcements, the $4.5 billion FS Investment Corp. said Tuesday that it would list on the New York Stock Exchange April 16. It will trade under the ticker FSIC. In February, the nontraded business development company said that it intended to list its shares this
Schorsch plans liquidity events for two more REITs
Nicholas Schorsch, chief executive of American Realty Capital, this month plans to list shares of two more of the company's nontraded real estate investment trusts, saying the market is 'primed' for real estate offerings.
CommonWealth REIT removes full board of trustees
A special meeting to elect a new board will be called on or before May 23, according to a statement by the Newton, Mass., real estate investment trust.
Inland American offers limited liquidity event through tender offer
Inland American offers shareholders a way to cash out, but place limits on the buyback and values shares at no more than $6.50 a share.
Securities America focus of second state nontraded-REIT inquiry
B-D that was part of Massachusetts settlement is now facing questions from Pennsylvania
Stocks look surprisingly resilient following big spike
Breakfast with Benjamin: Stocks holding steady after spike. Plus, Global markets shrug off Obama's meager sanction efforts, Yellen tries to have it both ways with rates, the Senate's housing market destruction plan, and 1,000 years of European border shifts.
Schorsch's stock rising
Shares of company nontraded REIT czar is using to build a B-D empire have more than doubled since beginning of December .
Nontraded REITs want delay in Finra's proposed disclosure rule
Nontraded REIT industry backs Finra's proposed disclosure rule but wants implementation pushed out to late 2015.
Schorsch spins off new listed REIT to squeeze out more value
American Realty Capital Centers will concentrate on multitenant shopping centers.
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February 27, 2014