Broker Charged With Illegally Accepting $1M in Cash Kickbacks: Enforcement

The Securities and Exchange Commission charged a Wall Street stockbroker with illegally accepting more than $1 million in undisclosed kickbacks for giving certain customers preferential access to lucrative inital public offerings, enabling them to reap major trading profits in the secondary markets. The SEC alleges that Brian Hirsch subverted allocation policies and procedures at two brokerage… Please follow and like us:

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Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Have Agreed To Create A ‘Pan-Baltic Capital Market’ To Strengthen Their Economies

Joint Initiative,Supported By European Commission And EBRD,Will Harmonise Regulation To Facilitate Investment Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have agreed to create a pan-Baltic capital market to strengthen their economies and stimulate investment to create jobs with support of the European Commission (EC) and the EBRD. The Ministers of Finance – Toomas Tõniste for Estonia, Dana Reizniece-Ozola for… Please follow and like us:

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Venture capital valuations: “Mind-boggling” complexity

The number of public companies in the US has been steadily declining for years. There were 7,322 public companies in 1996; today there are 3,671. Although it is important not to confuse this with the shrinking of the stock market as the value of listed firms has risen from 105% of GDP in 1996 to 136%… Please follow and like us:

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How To Avoid ICO Scams

As the world gets increasingly familiar with – and enthused about – the cryptocurrency-based marketplace, we have seen substantial growth in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs). These generally represent a new-age version of the IPOs issued by companies who have wanted to raise capital by opening their governance to the investing public. ICOs also seek to raise… Please follow and like us:

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China bans ICOs as risks abound

BEIJING – Chinese authorities on Monday ordered a ban on Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), a nascent form of fundraising in which technology start-ups issue their own digital coins, or “tokens”, to investors to access funds as the rapidly expanding market spawned concerns over financial risks. Starting Monday, ICO activities should be halted, and ICO platforms should… Please follow and like us:

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Innovation killed by politicians

Which government agency has done the most to destroy innovation? The American Founders tried to create an environment to foster innovation, because they understood new inventions would increase the well-being of the citizens. And that is the reason the Constitution enabled Congress to create patents of limited duration. Most politicians say they favor innovation, but at… Please follow and like us:

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Investors chase commodity stocks

Small tech shares out of favor due to fear of tighter regulation, high PE ratio and hopes of rise in IPOs A rise in IPOs, expectations of stricter policy and high PE ratio are likely to hurt stocks of small technology companies as both retail and institutional investors in the equity market are increasingly favoring shares… Please follow and like us:

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Deal Flow Set To Improve And IPOs To Make A Comeback

CHICAGO – Feb. 15, 2017—Last year proved to be a challenging year for the private equity (PE) industry as market instability and political uncertainty took hold worldwide. But 2017 has ushered in a more optimistic outlook, according to BDO’s Eighth Annual PErspective Private Equity Study, a survey of more than 200 fund managers across North America… Please follow and like us:

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