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Advisor Group new bonus program falls short for some advisers

September 6, 2019

Some of Advisor Group's more than 7,000 brokers and financial advisers are underwhelmed by the broker-dealer network's offer of various cash awards and bonuses designed to keep them happy and in their seats as the firm adjusts to new ownership....

Opening an IRA just for alternative investments

August 30, 2019

With market volatility picking up as stocks hover near record highs, at least one platform is hoping to tap into investor fears by offering direct access to alternative investments in retirement accounts. Nashville, Tenn.-based Alto Solutions...

Advisor Group acquisition financed by debt rated 'junk' by S&P

August 23, 2019

The $1.6 billion in debt issued to finance the recent acquisition of Advisor Group has been rated below investment grade — commonly known as junk bonds — in a report this month by S&P Global Ratings. Reverence Capital Partners, a private...

Advisers may not be equipped to help clients navigate private markets

August 9, 2019

As the Securities and Exchange Commission considers easing rules surrounding investments in unregistered securities, financial advisers could find themselves as the gatekeepers between ordinary investors and the private market. In a recent letter...

GPB adds class action lawsuit to list of woes

August 6, 2019

GPB Capital Holdings, the private placement manager already mired in investigations and lawsuits, is now facing a potential class action lawsuit from disgruntled investors seeking financial information about its funds. Filed by two investors...

Lightyear sells Wealth Enhancement Group to TA Associates

July 31, 2019

Minneapolis-based Wealth Enhancement Group has extended its relationship with private-equity investors through a deal that will transfer a majority ownership stake in the $11.8 billion advisory firm to TA Associates. The deal, announced Wednesday,...

A crisis of confidence surrounds GPB Capital

July 30, 2019

The silence emanating from GPB Capital is both maddening and infuriating to the broker-dealers and advisers that sold $1.8 billion in high-risk private placements created by GPB. The red alert is flashing; GPB recently reported the value of...

Top 50 equity mutual funds, second quarter 2019

July 20, 2019

Ranked by quarterly returns Name/ticker 3-month return 1-year return 3-year annualized return Portfolio net assets ($M) Expense ratio* 1 Kinetics Internet Fund;No Load (WWWFX) 21.92% 18.16% 19.14% $138.70 1.84% 2 OCM Gold Fund;Investor (OCMGX)...

Top 50 equity ETFs, second quarter 2019

July 20, 2019

Ranked by quarterly returns Name/ticker 3-month return 1-year return 3-year annualized return Portfolio net assets ($M) Expense ratio* 1 Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (BDRY) 39.27% -39.69% N/A $4.30 0.15% 2 iPath Exchange Traded Notes Global...

Elizabeth Warren declares war on private equity 'vampires'

July 18, 2019

Elizabeth Warren unveiled a policy proposal Thursday to slap new rules on private equity and "useless speculation" on Wall Street while rolling back President Donald J. Trump's deregulation of the financial industry. A centerpiece of her "economic...

Should financial advisers be paying more attention to private equity?

June 24, 2019

Excitement for greater access to private-equity investments was sparked by a Wall Street Journal story Monday that The Vanguard Group may be pondering a move into the space. While the $5.2 trillion Malvern, Pa.-based asset manager told InvestmentNews...

Selling your firm, even if you've never thought about it

May 29, 2019

Even if you've never thought about selling your financial planning firm or practice before, now's the time to familiarize yourself with the landscape. Just look at what's going on in our industry: Goldman Sachs is buying United Capital. Ric...

Reverence Capital Partners buys Advisor Group

May 9, 2019

Advisor Group put weeks of speculation to rest late Thursday when it said private-equity manager Reverence Capital Partners agreed to acquire 75% of the broker-dealer network from Lightyear Capital, PSP Investments and other investors. Financial...

Advisor Group expected to be sold for $2.3 billion

May 9, 2019

Advisor Group, a group of independent contractor broker-dealers with close to 11,800 financial advisers, is close to announcing that it will be acquired by private equity investors for a price tag of $2.3 billion, according to sources familiar...

Centerbridge said to be in talks to buy Advisor Group

April 23, 2019

Centerbridge Partners is in talks to buy independent broker-dealer Advisor Group Inc. for more than $2 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. The private equity firm could reach a deal as soon as this week to acquire Advisor...

Clayton wants retirement investors to have more access to private funds

April 9, 2019

Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Jay Clayton wants retirement investors to have greater access to private funds. In an interview Tuesday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, Mr. Clayton said managers of traditional defined-benefit...

Warburg Pincus to buy majority stake in Kestra Financial

February 25, 2019

Kestra Financial Inc. has agreed to sell a majority stake in the firm to private-equity shop Warburg Pincus, the independent broker-dealer announced Monday morning. Stone Point Capital, the private-equity firm that currently holds a majority...

Focus Financial rides RIA consolidation to 37 percent annual revenue growth

February 21, 2019

Seven months after taking Focus Financial Partners (FOCS) public, the chairman and chief executive of the RIA aggregator, Rudy Adolf, is singing the praises of the public equity markets. "The IPO is creating permanent capital to invest in our...

Warburg Pincus among private equity managers interested in acquiring Kestra Financial

February 15, 2019

Warburg Pincus is among the private equity managers interested in acquiring Kestra Financial Inc., according to two industry sources. Bids were due this week for the independent broker-dealer, and a sale could be announced within the next few...

Blackstone's race for $1 trillion targets wealthy investors

January 28, 2019

Steve Schwarzman's Blackstone Group is a behemoth in private equity, real estate, credit and hedge fund investing, thanks to its ability to raise cash from giant pension plans and sovereign wealth funds. But given the firm's goal of managing...

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