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CEO, chief compliance officer and chief investment officer Louis Navellier and his firm got a Wells notice Jan. 17.

Navellier is latest to catch F-Squared affliction as SEC broadens parameters of wrongdoing

The Reno, Nev.-based $1B advisory firm and its CEO are No. 17 on the Commission's hit parade and may not be the last, experts say

March 27, 2017 at 8:11 PM

Howard Present (four years ago on Bloomberg TV): It totally makes zero sense to me.

How promise to wife looms large for ex-F-Squared chief as SEC seeks to deny him court date

Docket filings tell dramatic tale of how Howard Present allegedly looked the other way on inflated backtest returns while laboring under duress of losing his dream

February 1, 2017 at 7:34 PM

The present tense will give way to a future that reveals how a series of big bets -- automated and human-populated -- play out.

What the collective unconscious of RIAs in 2015 revealed as crunched by RIABiz article readership

Those taking new and interesting risks, very much including the ones behind robo efforts, created the kind of drama that an advisor mind could appreciate

December 28, 2015 at 5:22 PM

Julie Riewe: By failing to take steps to verify F-Squared's claims, Virtus solicited investors using materially false and misleading AlphaSector performance data.

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 at 7:08 PM

George Aylward: The agreement is subject to review and approval by the Commission and therefore we cannot provide any additional information or answer any questions.

Catching shareholders short, SEC lets Virtus skate with $16.5 million tax-deductible settlement after alleged 'willful blindness'

Observers say the Hartford, Conn.-based mutual fund company turned a blind eye to a fictitious track record but the SEC saw fit to mete out a not-so-big fine

November 4, 2015 at 7:13 PM

Virtus's latest challenge for its former affiliation with F-Squared is a lawsuit.

Allegations in Virtus class action relate to the fund company using a track record improperly calculated by its subadvisor

The suit says the track record was fabricated using backtested hypothetical results that were not only falsely presented to investors but were themselves grossly inflated

August 26, 2015 at 3:54 PM

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