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Active vs. passive: The case for both

January 22, 2019

Vanguard founder Jack Bogle started the debate about active versus passive investing when he created the first index fund in 1975. Hundreds of additional index funds, countless studies and one historic recession later, passive investing has...

LPL continues to grapple with email, exam and alternative investment snafus

January 7, 2019

LPL Financial was fined a total of $490,000 last month by two states for its alleged failure to review emails of its brokers, failure to conduct yearly exams of branch offices, and misclassification of nontraded REITs and BDCs, which are alternative...

Finra exams find fault with sales of variable annuities, nontraded REITs and private placements

December 7, 2018

Variable annuities, nontraded REITs and private placements are among the primary areas in which brokerage firms and their representatives have demonstrated lax compliance, according to a new Finra report detailing recent examination findings....

Paul Allen's $26 billion estate could take years to unravel

October 18, 2018

Paul Allen's family office will live long and prosper. The billionaire's vast holdings at Vulcan Inc. -- with real estate, art, sports teams and venture capital stakes -- would take years to unravel, if that's even what he wanted. Mr. Allen,...

Settlements at old Schorsch REIT could cost shareholders $730 million

October 3, 2018

Vereit Inc., a net lease real estate investment trust, could be on the hook for as much as $730 million in settlement payments stemming from an accounting scandal four years ago when the company was controlled by Nicholas Schorsch, the former...

Galvin orders SII to pay restitution on nontraded REIT sales

September 7, 2018

Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin banged away Friday on another independent broker-dealer for sales of nontraded real estate investment trusts, this time ordering SII Investments Inc. to pay money back to clients who...

Finra arbitrators order Pennsylvania brokerage to pay client $1 million in damages

August 23, 2018

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. arbitrators ordered Pennsylvania-based Trustmont Financial Group Inc. to pay a client more than $1 million in damages. James E. Grimes accused Trustmont, headquartered in Greensburg, Penn., of breaching...

REIT management gives no answers about disastrous share price

August 9, 2018

The listing of American Finance Trust Inc., the $1.6 billion real estate investment trust advised and managed by Nicholas Schorsch's AR Global, has erased almost $1 billion of the company's equity value, according to a report last month by an...

Schorsch REIT listing a billion-dollar disaster for investors

July 30, 2018

The history of nontraded real estate investment trusts is littered with stories of companies that appear to have value and promise one day only to reveal a hideous portrait the next. Several REITs that raised money in the years before the 2008...

Former Schorsch REIT reaches $90 million settlement with Vanguard

June 12, 2018

Vereit Inc., a net lease real estate investment trust, has agreed to pay mutual fund giant Vanguard $90 million as part of a settlement stemming from an accounting scandal four years ago when the company was controlled by Nicholas Schorsch,...

Tax reform leads to question: To be or not to be a REIT?

April 26, 2018

The sturdy, reliable REIT is facing an existential choice. Should it abandon its tax-free structure to meet pressing capital needs, using the new U.S. tax law as a stepping stone? Or hang on to a status that gives it access to its very own set...

Blackstone lures retail clients

April 26, 2018

Blackstone Group, the private-equity behemoth that's traditionally raised money from institutions, is making a bigger bet on individual investors. The $450 billion firm has expanded its private wealth group to about 100 employees, trained thousands...

Is the REIT sell-off over?

February 23, 2018

If you're a homeowner, you know that even though they aren't making any more real estate, property values sometimes act as if they are churning out new continents from time to time. This is one of them. Does this mean real estate is undervalued?...

Bond dilemma requires new thinking

February 22, 2018

The case for bonds in investment portfolios has traditionally been compelling. With higher certainty of returns at lower volatility, they have been the stable cornerstone of portfolios, particularly over the last three decades, as bond prices...

Newbridge target of investor complaints over REIT sales

February 13, 2018

Newbridge Securities Corp. could face two dozen investor complaints from police, fireman and other Philadelphia public employees alleging millions in damages from the sale of illiquid nontraded real estate investment trusts managed by one-time...

Pass-through provision in new tax law could benefit REITs, MLPs

January 23, 2018

The new tax law will likely benefit investors in real estate investment trusts and master limited partnerships as a result of a particular tax break afforded to pass-through entities. As such, advisers' clients who are invested in such instruments...

Nuveen jumps into changing nontraded REIT market

December 27, 2017

Another major money management firm is taking a run in the volatile nontraded real estate investment trust business, with Nuveen last week registering the Nuveen Global Cities REIT Inc. The company, which does not intend to list on an exchange,...

Stripped of fat commissions, nontraded REIT sales tank

December 7, 2017

The Department of Labor's fiduciary standard, and new securities industry account statement rules for greater clarity in the prices of products, have forced nontraded real estate investment trusts to slice their commissions. Since then, sales...

Texas broker-dealer that sold troubled REIT to close

December 4, 2017

A small Texas broker-dealer that was the underwriter and wholesaler for a real estate investment trust under investigation by the FBI is shutting down. Based in Houston, IMS Securities Inc. has informed the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority...

Texas REIT sues hedge fund boss Kyle Bass

November 30, 2017

A troubled real estate development company in Texas, United Development Funding, on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against hedge fund boss Kyle Bass for making allegedly "false and disparaging statements" in 2015 conveying that various UDF real estate...

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