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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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SEC Obtains Final Judgment Against Investment Advisers Charged with Defrauding Their Advisory Clients

On October 13, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission obtained a final judgment against defendants Cetera Advisors, LLC and Cetera Advisor Networks, LLC, whom the SEC previously charged with defrauding their advisory clients by failing to disclose several sources of compensation. According to the SEC’s amended complaint filed on October 11, 2019, in the United […]

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Markets await Fed meeting minutes

U.S. Treasury yields rose Wednesday on weaker demand for fixed income assets as investors awaited the release of the Federal Reserve’s minutes from its July meeting. Investors will be watching for the Fed’s Open Market Committee’s meeting minutes from July 26 and 27, when it decided to raise the target range for the federal funds […]

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