Weekly News Roundup for April 1, 2016

These are some of the stories we’ve been following this week.

The U.S. economy slowed in the last quarter of 2015 as corporate profits and inventory investments declined, but increased consumer spending helped lessen the blow.

Investors have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Wells Fargo ignored issues with problem […]

Bowie Bonds and Other Intellectual Property Rights Securitizations

Could David Bowie have caused the last recession? Some of you may recall that this notion was bandied about in early 2009. It’s an idea as fantastic as the performer himself, but we thought it might be fun to discuss Bowie Bonds and some of the other things you […]

SEC Approves Rule Changes to Help Investors in Nontraded REITs

In January 2014, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) proposed revised rules regarding disclosures and valuations of unlisted real estate investment trust (REIT) and direct-participation program (DPP) securities. On October 10, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the revised rules, which are expected to increase the accuracy and […]

Greenfield Advisors Attends ABS East Securities Conference

The 20th annual ABS East conference, held September 21–23 in Miami Beach, Florida, was a whirlwind event this year, with great sessions and a superb exhibit hall that was perfect for catching up with colleagues normally working hundreds or thousands of miles away. This was the second year Greenfield […]