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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...

Two Schorsch REITs cancel liquidity events

September 29, 2015

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...

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

September 22, 2015

Just when the Greatest Generation is clamoring for investment income to ease their golden years, interest rates at 30-year lows in the U.S. — and in negative territory in Europe — are making many traditional generators of retirement income...

How Nick Schorsch lost his mojo

September 21, 2015

It was late October 2013 and Nicholas Schorsch was riding high. After a bruising campaign to acquire Cole Real Estate Investments, he had won his prize. 


Pimco minus Bill Gross equals outflows

September 9, 2015

Pimco finds itself in choppy waters without Bill Gross at the helm. Investors continue to hit the bricks Portfolio safety is a relative concept. If some diversification is good, would more diversification be better? The mortgage market is losing...

The next REIT privatization wave is underway

September 8, 2015

The swelling gap between public and private valuations is making REITs a sweet target. A treasure trove of properties Taking a swipe at liquid alternative investments is always fair. But blaming the current market environment on the category...

Hotels owned by Schorsch's nontraded REIT found to be in disrepair

August 18, 2015

Nicholas Schorsch's nontraded real estate investment trust empire is in disarray. Now, some of the hotels in an ARC REIT he controls are also in disrepair. The hotels in question are owned by American Realty Capital Hospitality Trust Inc., which...

Guggenheim adds real estate to its smart beta lineup

August 13, 2015

Guggenheim Investments is staking its claim to the S&P 500 Equal Weight Real Estate Index with a smart beta ETF that tracks the two-month-old sector benchmark. The Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Real Estate ETF (EWRE), is the firm's 15th equal-weighted...

Schorsch and ARCP/Vereit in legal fight for millions

August 13, 2015

Nicholas Schorsch is squaring off with the giant real estate investment trust he formerly controlled, the recently rechristened Vereit Inc., in a dispute over $126.7 million. And that multi-million-dollar squabble is running parallel to potential...

When looking to preserve clients' capital, consider alternatives

August 4, 2015

I have written that investors should consider new products through the lens of the three primary colors of portfolio construction: capital preservation, income and growth. Most investor goals and objectives can be achieved through some combination...

MLPs yield headaches for advisers who bought them for income

July 22, 2015

Energy-infrastructure partnerships, which had been a successful approach for advisers to deliver rich yields to income-starved clients with fewer tax consequences, have decidedly fallen into what some call a bear market. Despite yields often...

Royal Alliance to pay $1.4 million over nontraded REIT, VA sales

July 16, 2015

Royal Alliance Associates Inc., one of four subsidiary broker-dealers of AIG Advisor Group, has been ordered to pay $1.4 million to three retirees over allegations that it was negligent in supervising sales of nontraded real estate investment...

BlackRock warns of stock-bond correlation, suggests illiquid real estate

July 13, 2015

BlackRock Inc.'s top investment strategist warned Monday of the prospect of stocks and bonds moving in tandem, an added risk in volatile markets, and suggested investors should devote more of their portfolios to illiquid investments. “If the...

Real estate crowdfunding trend presents new challenges, opportunities for financial advisers

July 13, 2015

Financial advisers are shaping up to be the ideal target market for the quickly expanding marketplace of crowdfunding real estate investment platforms. Whether or not advisers will take the bait and allocate client assets to the newest twist...

No reason to assume REITs can't thrive when rates rise

July 12, 2015

Just because real estate investment trusts have been riding high as an alternative source of income during an extended — and unprecedented — period of low interest rates, there is no reason to assume REITs can't thrive when rates start rising....

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