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Questions burn for shareholders after RCAP's demise

January 10, 2016

Nicholas Schorsch and his partners a year and a half ago grossed nearly $100 million by selling shares of RCS Capital Corp., the soon-to-be defunct brokerage holding company he founded and that announced last Monday it would file a pre-arranged...

LPL faces heavy burden in complying with state settlements over REIT sales

December 22, 2015

A close reading of two of the recent state settlements with LPL Financial concerning the firm's poor supervision of the sale of nontraded real estate investment trusts shows the intense effort required to act in compliance with the orders and...

Raising the bar for nontraded REITs

December 20, 2015

Nontraded real estate investment trusts, the oft-criticized high-commission alternative investments sold primarily by independent broker-dealers, are under siege. After reaching record sales of nearly $20 billion in 2013, nontraded REITs may...

Third Avenue rattles the junk bond market

December 14, 2015

Third Avenue Management's unprecedented move last week of blocking investor redemptions from its junk-bond fund has clearly rattled the bond markets, but it doesn't mean this is the end of days for fixed income investors. Try not to freak out...

Texas REIT in free fall after Ponzi allegations

December 11, 2015

Shares of United Development Funding IV have plummeted after an investor website published a report that alleged the real estate investment trust has operated for years like a Ponzi scheme. On Thursday, Harvest Exchange, an online professional...

Cantor Fitzgerald to hire nearly 30 RCS wholesalers

December 11, 2015

Renowned bond shop Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. is muscling its way into the nontraded real estate investment trust business and is hiring up to 28 former Realty Capital Securities wholesalers to lead the effort, according to two sources with knowledge...

The challenge of keeping clients away from shiny new investing trends

December 9, 2015

Over the last decade, we've heard a lot about "alternative" investments. From hedge funds to startups, investors often wonder if they need something different in their portfolio. Plus, it looks like easy money. A billion-dollar startup? A zero-risk...

Bringing REIT commissions to light

December 6, 2015

It's amazing what a little bit of sunshine will do. Now that a new rule is to take effect that will make nontraded REIT investor charges more transparent, real estate investment trust sponsors are changing their commission structure. As outlined...

Crowdfunding IPO for mortgage REIT launches for non-accredited investors

December 3, 2015

Investment crowdfunding, which is already dominated by real estate-focused platforms, is now taking a swipe at the nontraded REIT market with the first-ever crowdfunded real estate investment trust for retail-class investors. Fundrise, a real...

RCAP to close wholesaling REIT division after charges of fraud, declining sales

December 2, 2015

RCS Capital Corp. said Wednesday it is shutting down its wholesaling brokerage division in the wake of declining sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts and allegations of fraud. The company said closing the division would result in...

Fidelity, Schwab to halt AR Capital sales

November 19, 2015

A major clearing firm, Fidelity Clearing & Custody, and a leading custodian for registered investment advisers, Charles Schwab & Co. Inc., have halted or will halt by the end of the week sales of AR Capital products. Nicholas Schorsch's AR Capital's...

AR Capital to stop creating new nontraded REITs, close existing programs to new investors

November 16, 2015

In a major reversal, AR Capital, the powerhouse nontraded real estate investment trust sponsor built by Nicholas Schorsch, will stop creating and selling new alternative investment products. Instead, AR Capital will focus on managing the roughly...

Cetera suspends sales of AR Capital REITs

November 15, 2015

Cetera Financial Group, the retail brokerage network owned by RCS Capital Corp., has halted sales of ARC- branded real estate investment trusts and other alternative investments. According to a source with first-hand knowledge of the decision,...

Calpers makes another move away from pricey investments by trimming real estate exposure

November 13, 2015

Calpers trims its real estate holdings with a $3 billion sale, representing 10% of the pension giant's holdings. Part of a broader effort to simplify portfolio holdings and reduce fees. The SEC has cracked down on adviser for allegedly convincing...

Nontraded REIT sponsors changing compensation for advisers

November 13, 2015

New pricing rules that will make the true cost of alternative investments more transparent to investors is prompting nontraded REIT sponsors to change the way they compensate advisers who sell their products. According to Chad LaFauci, director...

RCAP "unlikely" to dump Cetera for $700 million: analyst

October 20, 2015

A report Monday that RCS Capital Corp. was looking to sell Cetera Financial Group for $700 million left at least one analyst scratching his head. Citing anonymous sources, Bloomberg News said RCS Capital, or RCAP, was exploring such a sale,...

RCS Capital cuts due diligence team at Cetera Financial

October 8, 2015

RCS Capital Corp. is cutting expenses and showing the door to the due diligence team at Cetera Financial Group, its retail brokerage unit. The Cetera due diligence team, which focuses on mainstream and alternative investments such as non-traded...

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

October 7, 2015

'Diva of Distressed' Lynn Tilton is now being charged with 'grossly' mismanaging $100 million in investor assets. The latest charges say risky investments went bust. Denying 'these baseless allegations in the strongest possible terms' Trump's...

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

October 5, 2015

The stock market hunkers down for a rough earnings season. The market's worst quarter in four years shows no sign of reversing course. Corporate earnings are expected to decline 4.1% What to really expect from a 60/40 allocation to stocks and...

Hedge fund marketers have independent advisers in their sights

October 1, 2015

Now that hedge funds have the green light to market their wares, they are zeroing in on independent financial advisers. It might be a good time for advisers to bone up on their hedge-speak. An opportunity for hedge funds to reach “tens or...

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