Articles tagged "SEC"


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The odd and open courtship between the SEC and robo-advisors plays out again -- this time at an SEC-hosted webcast panel in Washington, D.C.

Mary Jo White introduced a forum with representatives from FutureAdvisor, Betterment and Personal Capital who mostly just nodded in assent at each other

November 15, 2016 — 10:22 PM UTC

The sorry truth about the SEC's plan to crack down on bad stockbrokers by putting RIAs in a vise

The move is a clear diversionary tactic on the SEC's part to avoid flexing its muscles and withhold licenses

September 16, 2016 — 5:06 PM UTC

In exclusive RIABiz interview, Dawn Bennett tells how she's striking back at SEC after a $4-million legal drubbing has left her 30-year career in shambles

The advisor and popular radio host has hired the 'London Whale' attorney to prove she and her firm were victims of a regulatory witch hunt

August 1, 2016 — 4:52 PM UTC

How the SEC is poised to hand RIAs the keys to the $1.3 trillion private placement market -- largely at the expense of stockbrokers

Dodd-Frank kicked off a series of events that demanded a more rational way to define the sophistication of investors and who is best able to judge investments that don't have prospectuses

July 20, 2016 — 9:54 PM UTC

Why crowdfunding is madness, but maybe not with an RIA at the helm

With its holier-than-thou pitches and self-dealing syndication fees, crowdfunding is really only good if you're the crowdseeker

April 26, 2016 — 5:38 PM UTC

SEC launches elite unit with unspoken promise of technological parity with Wall Street

Classic RIAs should expect little change but the SEC's ability to algorithmically raise more red flags may give it better ways to go after big dogs

March 14, 2016 — 11:17 PM UTC

Aequitas duped 1,500 investors in 'Ponzi-like' scheme as it jetted and golfed its way to insolvency, says SEC complaint

The big picture includes blind faith in supposed guarantees on student loan debt that kept the cash flowing into a black hole

March 11, 2016 — 10:06 PM UTC

With Veo Village hive buzzing in background, Tom Nally rides herd on RIA 'Wild West' threats at vibrant LINC 2016

The laptop guys in another room won plaudits as the TD RIA custody chief counseled RIAs to embrace more practice audits and communicate more by story, less by Orwell

February 8, 2016 — 7:07 PM UTC

SEC leaves little doubt that Virtus knew to be suspicious of what it was selling yet kept those concerns from wholesalers

After concerns were raised Virtus grabbed for earplugs -- a move that made economic sense in retrospect

November 24, 2015 — 7:08 PM UTC

The SEC democratizes crowdfunding but RIAs need to guard against clients getting seated at an expanded kids' table

There will be 233 million potential new private equity investors trying to overcome one 'adverse selection' bottleneck

November 13, 2015 — 9:21 PM UTC

Why legal experts expect radio personality and registered rep Dawn Bennett to be barred from the industry for what started as an exaggeration of AUM

In the great tradition of legal quagmires, the cover-up seems as much the issue as the original broadcasted misdeed

September 18, 2015 — 7:55 PM UTC

Virtus bites bullets with F-Squared firing, Dorsey Wright hiring and an admission that it'll likely pay a $5-million-plus SEC settlement

The Hartford fund company set aside $5.2 million, warned it may need more and is replacing interstellar algorithms with a Virginian's figurings

May 21, 2015 — 6:13 PM UTC

In reply to SEC, Howard Present blames bad advice for any alleged wrongdoing

The F-Squared founder cries foul for what the SEC calls fraud

March 24, 2015 — 10:49 PM UTC

Where Virtus stands after F-Squared seemingly led it astray, to mutual benefit

The Hartford, Conn. firm is raising no alarms with investors but a handful of Virtus ex-employees are expressing confusion about how it all went down

February 9, 2015 — 8:58 PM UTC

How the alternative investments category got bastardized and why that's a shame

A decade on, the investment industry is fast destroying a promising asset class

January 27, 2015 — 6:19 PM UTC