Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2015 - Katy Burne and Aaron Kuriloff "Regulators Want Data on Bond-Trade Fees, SEC, Others Scrutinize Markups Paid by
In Regulators Want Data on Bond-Trade Fees, SEC, Others Scrutinize Markups Paid by Retail Bond Investors
Katy Burne and Aaron Kuriloff report on continued efforts by regulators to improve transparency in the municipal bond market and thereby reduce the extraordinary undisclosed markups and markdowns dealers charge retail investors. The article cites SLCG's comprehensive study ...[read more]
Chicago Tribune, December 26, 2014 - Heather Gillers "Some have recouped millions from risky type of debt that plagues CPS"
In "Some have recouped millions from risky type of debt that plagues CPS,"
Heather Gillers reports on the success some municipal issuers have had in recovering losses suffered as a result of following investment banks advice to issue auction rate securities and simultaneously enter into interest rate swaps rather than issue fixed rate debt. Issuers like the Chicago Public School ...[read more]
Bloomberg News, August 5, 2014 - "Muni Regulators May Force Brokers to Disclose Bond Trade Prices"
William Selway quotes Craig McCann
and SLCG's municipal bond research
in the Bloomberg News article "Muni Regulators May Force Brokers to Disclose Bond Trade Prices"
Wall Street Journal, July 12, 2014 - "Five Popular-but Dangerous-Investments for Individuals"
Kirsten Grind's "Five Popular - but Dangerous - Investments for Individuals"
discusses five retail investments, including non-traded REITs, leveraged and inverse ETFs and complex structured products, investors should avoid. The article quotes SLCG's Craig McCann
. ...[read more]
Reuters, June 30, 2014 - "Exclusive: South Carolina jury awards $8.1 million to investor who was misled by BB&T"
Reuters, June 30, 2014, In "Exclusive: South Carolina jury awards $8.1 million to investor who was misled by BB&T"
Suzanne Barlyn reports on an $8.1 million jury verdict arising out of BB&T's recommendation of a variable prepaid forward contract to Frank Maybank. The article quotes Craig McCann who testified about the defects of variable prepaid forwards and on damages at the trial. ...[read more]
Wall Street Journal, June 16, 2014 - "Nontraded REITs Are Hot, But Have Plenty of Critics"
Robbie Whelan's "Nontraded REITS are Hot, But Have Plenty of Critics"
reports on the issues with nontraded REITS. The article quotes Dr. Craig McCann
on the problematic issues surrounding nontraded REITS. ...[read more]
NY Post, April 4, 2014 - "Teacher says UBS broker's advice lost her $400,000"
Josh Kosman's "Teacher says UBS broker's advice lost her $400,000"
reports on the financial losses faced by an investor in UBS Puerto Rico bond funds. The article quotes Dr. Edward O'Neal
on the concentration of these funds. ...[read more]
HuffingtonPost, March 26, 2014 - "'Learning' From Timothy Sykes"
Dan Solin's "'Learning' From Timothy Sykes"
explores how to do due diligence on the validity of Timothy Sykes trading methods and success claims. The article quotes Dr. Edward O'Neal
on what due diligence he would do on Sykes' method. ...[read more]