Retirees Get Seat at the Table in Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy

Retirees and pensioners will now have a voice at the negotiating table during Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy, according to a Reuters report. This month, the U.S. Trustee overseeing the filing procedure announced the appointment of a retiree committee. While retiree committees are usually appointed in municipal bankruptcy filings, it is typically preceded with a formal ruling … Continue reading Retirees Get Seat at the Table in Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy »

In Wells Fargo Accounts Fraud Case, the Hits Keep Coming

We all remember that nastiness about Wells Fargo, right? You know, that little PR debacle where it turned out that, due to unrealistic sales initiatives, Wells Fargo employees initiated accounts fraud against millions of consumers. After the story broke, Wells Fargo lost a major vote of consumer confidence. The following weeks saw many customers closing … Continue reading In Wells Fargo Accounts Fraud Case, the Hits Keep Coming »

Why Top Investment Banks are Leaving London

Brexit, Meet ‘Banxit’ When Britain announced its decision to formally leave the European Union (EU), it raised a lot of uncertainty. While the decision caused global unsettling, probably the most anxious was the international investment banking community. Until now, Britain, specifically London, has been the undisputed epicenter of investment banking, next to Wall Street. In … Continue reading Why Top Investment Banks are Leaving London »

8 Tips for Safeguarding Your Online Investments Against Fraud

In the internet age, cyber crime has become one of the top platforms for investment fraud and financial crimes. Many investors have begun making online investments instead of using traditional investment platforms. With this, comes the need to educate and inform about fraud targeting online investments. The Securities and Exchange Commission has published an investor … Continue reading 8 Tips for Safeguarding Your Online Investments Against Fraud »

Top 8 Investor Complaints

The investment world is pretty cut-and-dry; either you win, or you lose. Not much can be said for losing, after all, it’s part of the game. Usually when you lose out on an investment, it’s due to the fact that you didn’t account for certain risks. However, there are some instances beyond investors’ control that … Continue reading Top 8 Investor Complaints »

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

A recent New York Times article spotlights a renewed approach and increased legislative response to financial elder abuse. Featured in the article are personal accounts of real people whose family members and close friends have been affected by elder financial abuse. Investment fraud and financial abuse directed towards seniors and the elderly has been a … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse »

What to Know About Shortened Securities Transaction Settlement Cycles

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amended standing rules regarding broker-dealer securities transaction settlement cycles. The new rules shorten the amount of time between when an investment transaction is placed and when it is actually processed. Previously, the transaction settlement cycle was set as “T+3”. This refers to the time, in days, that … Continue reading What to Know About Shortened Securities Transaction Settlement Cycles »

USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2017 | USCIS

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for fiscal year 2017. March 13, 2017 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before October 1, 2017. What Happens After Reaching the Cap Except as … Continue reading USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2017 | USCIS »

Tips for Successful Dispute Resolution

It’s Not Personal, Its Just Business In business, there are bound to be disagreements. Whether it is a contract dispute or failed negotiation, business disputes are going to occur. It’s usually not personal, but business disputes can be a major roadblock and source of stress, especially when handled improperly. Settling disputes fairly and effectively is … Continue reading Tips for Successful Dispute Resolution »

Investors and Traders Await Interest Rate Hikes

Rate hikes on the way The Federal Reserve recently announced that interest rate hikes likely, causing trading and investing to slow. Fed Chairwoman, Janet Yellen will most likely announce increases later this week, with several more expected throughout 2017. Rates will likely increase 0.75-1.00 percent, initially, according to a Reuters report. The Fed’s announcement considerably … Continue reading Investors and Traders Await Interest Rate Hikes »