Renting Your Home on Airbnb? Don't Forget Lodging Tax
“When you’re short-term renting a property anywhere in the U.S., you’re essentially operating as a hotel,” Rob Stephens of HotSpot Tax warns.
New Hampshire Hits LPL Over Nontraded REITs
New Hampshire has filed a $3.6 million legal action against the independent broker-dealer.
U.S. Corporate Pensions, Endowments and Foundations Miss March Funding Targets
The BNY Mellon Institutional Scorecard showed that public plans fell by 0.4 percentage points in March to 87.2%, as most equity categories lost value.
Private Equity Buyout Deal Flow Hits Post-Crisis Peak
The Heinz-Kraft merger had an outsize impact on the deal breakdown for the first quarter, Preqin reports.
RCAP Sees Big Jump in Investor Interest
The group, which distributes American Realty Capital products, says sales of nontraded direct investments grew about 45% in March to $433.5 million.
Another Merit Badge for Liquid Alternatives?
When the curtain came down on 2014, liquid alternative funds surprised a lot of people by outperforming hedge funds, their more experienced, more glamorous cousins.
Bitcoin Backup: Insurer Covers Digital Dough for Theft
Bitcoin has gained legitimacy, despite skepticism, and now it's even insurable against theft.
Hedge Fund Standards Board Proposes Fuller Disclosure for Investors
The Hedge Fund Standards Board has proposed three changes to current standards to help investors assess conflicts of interest as part of their due diligence.
Crowdfunding Makes Rapid Gains With Accredited Investors
Investment in and access to private equity via crowdfunding are accelerating, thanks to new rules issued by the SEC under the JOBS Act.
Top Portfolio Products: IndexIQ Adds 2 Liquid Alt ETFs
Coral Gables Asset Management rolls out a long-short fund, and Highland Capital launches an alternative-investment platform.