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UBS has been hit with a rash of arbitration claims over strategies investors say damaged them, and most recently it saw a wave of investor complaints over Puerto Rico bonds and bond funds.
One bad broker making big bets or selling lousy or misunderstood products can damage or even ruin a firm. Are firms doing enough to keep those brokers and high-risk behaviors in check?
Former chief compliance officer Michael Cohn was also fined $50,000. A former Securities and Exchange Commission examiner, he was charged in October 2019 with obstruction of justice relating to an SEC investigation of GPB.
Since 2017, the firm has been on the hook for $16 million in legal settlements and restitution to clients, with the lion's share stemming from one broker's sale of alternative investments to a Native American tribe in Michigan.
Goldman Sachs enters the race to offer wealth management clients access to Bitcoin following Morgan Stanley. Which wirehouse could be next?
The firm plans to begin rolling out digital assets to clients in the second quarter.
Traditional financial companies are beginning to embrace cryptocurrencies and blockchain projects more than a decade after the creation of Bitcoin in 2009. That comes even as some remain skeptical of mainstream adoption.
The company's proposed exchange-traded fund would track the cryptocurrency using pricing from U.S.-based exchanges including Bitstamp, Coinbase and Gemini.
Special purpose acquisition companies are leveraging celebrity endorsements to drive investor demand, while financial advisers struggle to protect clients from risk.
Calton & Associates, with 400 reps and advisers, is looking at paying restitution of close to half a million to clients who bought leveraged exchange-traded funds.
Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, have been all the rage for the past 12 months, but will the fever outlast the pandemic?
The vehicles are touted for democratizing markets by allowing retail investors access to high-growth companies. But the SEC said they come with distinct risks.
Royal Alliance Associates Inc., SagePoint Financial Inc., and FSC Securities Corp., increased legal reserves by as much as three times the amount of the prior year.
Advisers don’t have to join the bulls, but they better join the discussion.
The rebranded PE fund targets the country's 13 million accredited households with an offer of access to KKR's investment expertise.
Ascendant Alternative Strategies changed its official status with Finra to termination requested. Founders of GPB, David Gentile and Jeff Schneider were arrested and charged with fraud last month by the FBI.
The former nontraded REIT czar is looking for a next act in the securities industry, and this time it's a family affair.
The manager of the Infinity Q liquid alt fund was fired after being accused of fudging asset values. The fund could not value its assets for purposes of calculating its net asset value.
The private asset management firm, Ariel Alternatives, aims to build certified minority enterprises that can supply Fortune 500 companies.
Client appreciation dinners are all well and good, but private suites at Madison Square Garden are clearly beyond the pale.
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