Friday, 27 March 2015
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Dec 8 2005 | 5:06pm ET
Vincent Lenarcic Jr., a managing member of Charlotte, N.C.- based QMA Investment Management, has been charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission for misappropriating fund assets from Fundamental Growth Advisors.
Lenarcic is the founder of New Vision Investment Funds, which is Fundamental Growth’s general partner. Lenarcic allegedly transferred $807,000 of Fundamental Growth’s assets to QMA and New Vision accounts to pay debts, wages and operating expenses.
In a complaint filed by the SEC, Lenarcic is also alleged to have sent false statements to investors about the use of Fundamental Growth’s assets in order to conceal the fraud. Lenarcic’s alleged misappropriations caused Fundamental Growth’s assets to dwindle from $2.5 million to less than $400, the SEC charged.
The firm also failed to meet liquidation demands of several investors. The SEC is seeking a permanent injunctive relief against Lenarcic and a repayment of all misappropriated funds. He could also face civil penalties.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…