Nebraska Exempts "M&A Brokers" from State Broker-Dealer Registration Requirements
Koley Jessen, P.C.
On August 9, 2019, the Nebraska Department of Banking and Finance issued the Interpretive Opinion No. 19 that excludes M&A Brokers from the Nebraska Securities Act’s definition of broker-
Saudi Oil Attack Rocks Energy Markets
Ballentine Partners
Oil prices jumped 18% at the opening of trading Sunday night after a missile attack on the world's largest crude oil processing plant in Saudi Arabia, but fell back to a gain of about 9% on
What Is Tax Alpha? Why Should You Care?
Natixis Advisors
When taxes don’t matter, and that is rarely the case for most investors, pre-tax returns are sufficient in determining whether the investment did well or poorly relative to a benchmark. But for
Keep Calm and Invest On
Natixis Advisors
Institutional investors predict the volatility that rocked markets across the globe in the fourth quarter of 2018 will continue into 2019, and expect that the long-running U.S. bull market will soon
Cannabis: How High is High?
Ballentine Partners
Recent legislation and changing public opinion has led to the birth of an exciting, fast-growth new industry: cannabis. Companies eager to capitalize on the trend toward legalization are moving
Are Low Interest Rates Good for Investors?
Ballentine Partners
The spectacular decline in global interest rates, both here and abroad, has been viewed as a necessary tonic to reinvigorate the sluggish global economy. But will a sharp reduction in short-term
Global Economic Update, Third Quarter 2019
Asset Consulting Group
Up moderately, the real GDP grew at an annualized rate of 3.1% in the first quarter of 2019 in the U.S. The increase reflected greater inventory buildup and exports pulled forward amid tariff fears.
Collapsing Yields and Concerning Curves
Asset Consulting Group
Given the existence of low or even negative yields, investors are increasingly focused on finding sources of incremental income. The recent inversion of the U.S. Treasury curve has heightened concern
Impact Investing: Considerations for Trustees
As more and more investors look to implement impact investment strategies, interesting questions are being raised in the context of impact investing by fiduciaries appointed to administer a trust for
Private Investments: Reassessing the Landscape
With private investments experiencing a renaissance, now is an opportune time to assess the factors shaping the current landscape, debunk misconceptions about the asset class and evaluate the