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    Despite Steven A. Cohen's investment, RCAP shares face short-term hurdles

    Hedge fund giant Steven A. Cohen boosting his ownership of shares in RCS Capital Corp. is a positive sign for the company, known by its ticker RCAP, but the stock still faces hurdles in the near term, one investor said.“I think there is a ton of potential” for RCS Capital, said David Millican,

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    How much is Sears' new REIT really worth?

    The rush to buy Sears shares after the struggling retailer said it might spin off 200 to 300 stores as a real estate investment trust wasn't surprising. After all, investors have been waiting a decade for Edward Lampert, the hedge fund pooh-bah who controls Sears Holdings Corp., to tap the cash ...

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    RCAP confirms regulatory inquiries

    SEC, Finra and state securities agencies have been in contact with the Schorsch firm after a $23M accounting error was revealed at a sister company. RCAP also confirms Massachusetts investigation.

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    Nicholas Schorsch's RCS Capital could be facing major changes

    RCAP may remake itself to boost value with stock down 39% since late October

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    Investment managers ditching 60/40 portfolios in favor of more liquid alternatives

    On its last legs, the 60/40 portfolio will be replaced by 30/30/40, some managers say.

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    ARCP delays third-quarter earnings report

    American Realty Capital Properties wins approval from creditors for postponement of reporting its third-quarter financial statements until Jan. 5.

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    Fidelity, Pershing, Schwab join suspension of Schorsch REITs

    The clearing and custody giants have followed B-Ds by suspending sales of nontraded REITs controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, presenting another potential blow to the real estate czar's business.

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    Broker-dealers slap a stop order on Nicholas Schorsch's REITs

    B-Ds halting sales of Schorsch's REITs include some of the largest and most influential in the industry

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    Brokerage firms and mutual fund companies need better training for complex products

    Companies must heed the gentle warnings being given to them by Finra and the SEC on complex investments.

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    Massachusetts regulator Galvin investigating Schorsch B-D

    Massachusetts regulator has launched an investigation into Realty Capital Securities, the wholesaling broker-dealer arm of Nicholas Schorsch's nontraded REIT empire. (Also: Schorsch remains confident in his empire)

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    Schorsch is confident in his empire

    Says company has started the healing process; expects full recovery may “take some time.”

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    Schorsch's B-D network won't sell some of his REITs

    Nicholas Schorsch's own broker-dealer joined the wave of B-Ds bailing out of the REIT czar's products.(Also: Schorsch's RCAP to investors: 'We're not ARCP.')

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    With stock off sharply, Schorsch's RCS Capital says 'We're not ARCP'

    Both companies controlled by the REIT czar but broker-dealer not involved in accounting trouble at American Realty Capital Properties.

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    LPL to stop selling Nicholas Schorsch's American Realty Capital Properties, RCS products

    Latest blow to REIT czar after $23 million accounting scandal at ARCP uncovered.

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    LPL, AIG Advisor Group broker-dealer network putting the brakes on sales of Schorsch-linked nontraded REITs

    Fallout from ARCP accounting debacle continues as two more broker-dealers, including the largest in the U.S., have suspended the sale of REITs sponsored by companies controlled by Nicholas Schorsch.