Friday, 29 August 2014
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Feb 23 2009 | 12:33am ET
The country’s largest custodian of registered investment adviser assets plans to stop accepting alternative assets.
The Charles Schwab Corp. has told advisers that it would no longer accept custody of offshore funds, promissory notes and new investments requiring issuer setup, effective immediately, Investment News repots. As of April 30, RIAs will be barred from adding to existing domestic alternative accounts.
“Recent events and anticipated regulatory changes in the financial markets have caused us to review ... our areas of custodial focus,” Schwab Advisor Services chief operating officer Trish Cox and sales head Bernie Clark wrote in a note on its Web site. “Emerging reform efforts are likely to focus on the role of custodians and the need for more transparency in this segment of the market.”
The firm will help RIAs transfer their alternative assets to other custodians.
Schwab will also continue to offer some hedge funds from 16 issuers on its alternative investment platforms.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...