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New Mexico PERA Adopts New Investment Model boosting Real Asset Allocations

  By David Drake New Mexico’s Public Employees Retirement Association (NMPERA) is set to increase its real assets allocation to 20 percent from 13.3 percent. As of April 2016, the fund does not have core real estate exposure in its real estate portfolio that currently has about $581.36 million.   According to the officials of New Mexico’s PERA, their main […]

Five Points from SEC’s 2016 Business Continuity Guidance Update

        In June 2016, the SEC delivered a guidance update for registered advisers regarding how funds (and their service providers) plan for potential business disruptions. Following are key takeaways from Eze Castle Integration’s Certified BCP Planners on how hedge funds and private equity firms can meet the SEC’s expectations around business continuity practices. Capture All Essential Components of […]

Global Trends in Family Offices #4: China’s Billionaires Looking for Family Offices

  By David Drake The demand for family offices is gradually increasing in China, and this has made Chinese billionaires with over  US$1 billion  in properties to seek family offices from renowned firms across the world. HMC Family Office (HMCFO) is one of the largest firms which offers all-inclusive family office products and services. The firm was founded in 2011 […]

Family Offices and Investor Groups Join Forces to Create Smarter Financial Opportunities

Family offices work with varied investors to achieve the best financial gains There are two types of family offices:  the Single family office that manages personal affairs as well as finances of one wealthy family; and the multi family office which helps investment firms engage in deeper and more lasting relationships. These two work side by side with several investor […]

Inside Scoop to Brugo’s Proposed Plan for the 520 Biscayne Property in Miami

  The Pi Art Tech and Trade Center,  led by Jorge Brugo, is a Florida based corporation which submitted bid to develop  a prime property of the Miami Dade College (MDC)  on 520 Biscayne Boulevard.  He is also the president and founder of Axis Realty Trust, Spainvestment and co-founder of the LuxurInvest LLC. Brugo is a low profile developer catalyzing […]

3 Major Digital Disruptions by Fintech Innovations

In December 2015, a collaboration between KPMG and H2 ventures, Fintech Innovators published a list of 100 top fintech innovators. The unveiling of the leading innovators in the financial sector came at a time of digital disruption caused by innovations such as peer-to -peer lending and crowdfunding. Those featured on the top 100 list are the ones that are taking advantage […]

How to Create A Cyber Security Culture + Employee Security Awareness

Did you hear the story of the Central Bank of Bangladesh that lost $100 million to hackers? It happened in February 2016 and goes like this. The bank believes Chinese hackers executed a hack that allowed $100 million to be taken from the bank’s foreign exchange account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. This is just the latest […]

Global Trends in Family Offices #3: Investing in the Diversity of Asia

By David Drake (Note: This article is the third  in a series on Global Trends in Family Offices Investments.) Asia has shown more robust economic growth than anywhere else in the world. According to IMF WEO Data, GDP grew to 6.3% in 2013 and is expected to grow to 6.5% in 2014, compared to 2.7% and 3.1% for Latin America/Caribbean, 1.6% […]

Wall Street’s Most Thankless Job – Compliance Officer

February 3, 2016 Dear Friends, This morning the Wall Street Journal published an article on ” The Most Thankless Job on Wall Street” – compliance officer. According to the article, recent enforcement actions that have found compliance officers personally liable are driving experienced people to be more cautious about the profession – compliance officers say they feel unfairly singled out. […]

FINRA Suspends Rep for Failure to Disclose OBAs

Dear Friends, FINRA suspended a registered representative for failure to disclose outside business activities, resulting in a $15,000 fine and a six month suspension from association with any FINRA member. The representative failed to disclose that he was a director and officer of a publicly traded company and the existence of an outside securities account in his name. Additionally, the […]