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    RCS Capital cuts due diligence team at Cetera Financial

    Group focuses on mainstream and alternative investments such as nontraded REITs.

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    More distressing news for the 'Diva of Distressed' Lynn Tilton

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Lynn Tilton is now being charged with 'grossly' mismanaging $100 million in investor assets, which she denies.

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    A weak outlook for earnings doesn't bode well for stocks

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Corporate earnings are expected to decline 4.1%, and the stock market hunkers down for a rough earnings season.

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    Bearish real estate market creating opportunities for REITs, investors

    Blackstone exec says expects more REITs to go private, asset sales, share buybacks, debt reduction.

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    Hedge fund marketers have independent advisers in their sights

    Breakfast with Benjamin: Now that hedge funds have the green light to market their wares, they're zeroing in on independent advisers.

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    Activist investor calls for board revamp at New York REIT

    Jonathan Litt says REIT, once a part of Nicholas Schorsch's real estate empire, suffering from lack of investor confidence due to legacy management structure.

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    Two Schorsch REITs cancel liquidity events

    Two nontraded real estate investment trusts managed by Nicholas Schorsch's AR Capital have, at least for now, called off listing on a national stock exchange this quarter.The company pointed to market turbulence and the expected closing of AR Capital's sale to an affiliate of Apollo Global

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    Buyout spree looms as discounts in U.S. real estate stocks deepen

    More takeovers may follow Strategic Hotels, BioMed deals as REIT shares offer 15% discount to buying individual buildings.

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    LPL to pay $1.4 million fine and return investor money for certain nontraded REIT sales

    Broker-dealer agrees to a $1.4 million fine and will return investor money on approximately 2,000 sales of nontraded REITs. Firm also settles with states regarding leveraged ETFs.

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    When interest rates rise, alternative strategies have chance to shine for income, diversification

    As clients clamor for more income, there are eight alternative assets that emerge as viable options

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    How Nick Schorsch lost his mojo

    Nicholas Schorsch made hundreds of millions in real estate, but an accounting scandal devastated his business.

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    Pimco minus Bill Gross equals outflows

    Breakfast with Benjamin Pimco finds itself in choppy waters without Bill Gross at the helm.

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    The next REIT privatization wave is underway

    Breakfast with Benjamin: The swelling gap between public and private valuations is making REITs a sweet target.

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    Dynasty trust planning: a tax-efficient way to manage wealthy families' assets

    It is an estate-planning tool through which a parent's or grandparent's assets can continue to grow indefinitely for future generations without being subject to gift, estate or generation-skipping transfer taxes.

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    Publicly traded home-rental firms suffer stock declines as investors grow impatient

    Landlords backed by private equity shop Blackstone and others avoid capital markets.