Focus, Dynasty Add Teams; Morgan Stanley Grabs 4 FAs With $660M
Boutique firms continue to attract registered reps, including some from the wirehouse firms.
New Hire Roundup: ABIA Elects New Board Members
This week, the American Bankers Insurance Association elected new board members, and Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management hired four regional VPs.
Water: Resourceful Growth
American States Water (AWR) of San Dimas, Calif., is the parent company for Golden States Water Company and American States Utility Services. AWR is a high-quality utility with a strong balance sheet (58% common equity) and high credit ratings (S&P: A+). In 2014, AWR expects to invest $80 million-$90 million...
SEC Enforcement: Flurry of Charges Over Phony Health Food Company
Meanwhile, Silicon Valley-based Saba Software and two of its former executives were charged with a fraudulent accounting scheme.
12 Worst Financial Advisors in America: 2014
Stealing huge sums from clients and bilking military veterans and disaster victims are just some of these advisors' egregious actions.
Brooklyn Man Passed Illicit Stock Tips on Napkins: SEC
The SEC charged a Brooklyn man with passing tips at Grand Central Terminal as the middleman in a $5.6 million insider trading scheme.
Will Calpers’ Hedge Fund Flight Spook Other Public Pensions?
Most investors appear unlikely to follow suit in the near term, according to hedge fund experts.
PIMCO’s Gross Used $45 Billion in Derivatives to Lift Fund Gain
Bill Gross is relying on derivatives rather than Janet Yellen to raise his returns on government bonds.
SEC Cracks Down on 19 Firms, 1 Trader for Short Selling Prior to Stock Offerings
An SEC dragnet of short sellers has hauled in 19 firms and one trader, costing the violators $9 million in disgorgement, interest and penalties.
Calpers’ Hedge Fund Exit Stemmed From Challenge to Expand Assets
Pension plan's decision to divest $4 billion from hedge funds came after officials concluded the program couldn’t be expanded enough to justify the costs.