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Buffett Wingman Hates Bitcoin

Could be a generational thing, but 94 year old Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett’s wingman, hates Bitcoin. He calls the crypto-currency “a noxious poison,”and said that the government should crack down on it as was done in China. To be clear, … Continue reading

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Equity Crowdfunding Is A Good Business

The United Kingdom’s equity crowdfunding site Seedrs received a vote of confidence as Woodford Investment Management invested another £4 million bringing its total to £10 million. Helping people raise equity is turning out to be a good business proposition as Seedrs, … Continue reading

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Silicon Valley Gets Even More Exclusive – You’re Not Invited

Silicon Valley has gotten clubbier in the last year. Now, instead of pitching to various firms on Sand Hill Road, high valued tech companies are looking to “special purpose vehicles” for growth dollars. These SPVs are put together, sometimes in … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding Hedge Fund Investing

While some big institutional investors are bailing out of hedge funds, one new crowdfunding platform has raised $2 million to let accredited investors take part in them. In September, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System divested its entire $4 billion … Continue reading

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Bad Actor Exemption For Citibank

Under last year’s regulation, if your firm is hit with an SEC cease and desist order, you become a “bad actor” and cannot be involved in sales of private placements or hedge funds under Regulation D. If your firm paid … Continue reading

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Follow The Leader Crowdfunding

For those of you who don’t have a clue as to which crowdfunding startup to invest in, the funding portal CircleUp is now permitting a few lead investors to create investment syndicates to permit smaller investors to ride their coattails … Continue reading

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Banks Restrict Employee Participation in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is now causing issues at the money center banks as Wells Fargo’s ethics office has banned employees from participating in peer-to-peer lending. WF’s rationale is that such lending may lead to a conflict of interest as it is a … Continue reading

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