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Crypto Losses Mount, Most Investors Underwater According to New Study

Crypto peaked a year ago — investors have lost more than $2 trillion since. Most retail investors using crypto exchange apps have lost money on Bitcoin, a new data study suggested. About three-quarters of users are likely to have lost money on their investments in cryptocurrencies, according to data crunched by the Bank for International […]

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Recovery of Investor Losses in The Parking REIT

The Parking REIT, a non-traded REIT formed in December 2017 by the merger of MVP REIT and MVP REIT II, invests primarily in parking lots and garages in the United States. Investors who bought into The Parking REIT may have suffered losses due to illiquidity, lack of transparency in valuation, and substantial conflicts of interest. […]

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Blackstone Halts BREIT redemptions

Blackstone Inc. limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted real estate income trust (REIT) on Thursday after a surge in redemption requests, an unprecedented blow to a franchise that helped it turn into an asset management behemoth. The curbs came because redemptions hit pre-set limits, rather than Blackstone setting the limits on the day. Nonetheless, they […]

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FINRA Fines Wedbush Securities $850,000 Over Misleading Customer Statements

FINRA fines Wedbush Securities for misrepresentations regarding payments on certain bonds and for failing to deliver required disclosures to thousands of the firm’s customers. The Los Angeles-based wealth management, brokerage and clearing firm, which has 540 registered individuals in 40 branches nationwide, agreed to pay the fines and be subject to censure without admitting or […]

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SEC Obtains Final Judgment Against Former President of Wilmington Trust

On November 2, 2022, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware entered a final consent judgment against Robert V.A. Harra, Jr., the former President and Chief Operating Officer of Wilmington Trust. The SEC charged Harra and three other defendants in 2015 with fraud for their roles in Wilmington Trust’s making of false or misleading […]

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