The JOBS Act and the Accredited Investor – Installment #5

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Are you an accredited investor who doesn’t know much about accredited investing? Did you recently hear something about the JOBS Act, have a vague idea that you want to learn more, but are not sure why? Are you well diversified in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and maybe some precious metals, but you have no exposure to private equity of venture capital? Interested in being an angel investor but not sure how to do that?

Get back to basics, with the AIMkts original series, “The JOBS Act and the Accredited Investor”.

In the most recently published piece, Installment #5, accredited investors will learn about accessing alternative asset investment opportunities as the new investment portfolio down-side protector. 

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UCC Webinar – Register Now!

The UCC: Article 9, Secured Transactions is premiering on August 20, 2014 at 12pm CT.  Produced in conjunction with The Commercial Law League of America, this webinar offers CLE credit.  As most attorneys know, the Uniform Commercial Code, first published in 1952, is one of a number of uniform acts that have been promulgated in conjunction with efforts to harmonize and modernize the law commercial transactions in the 50 states. This webinar explains Article 9, which governs secured transactions in personal property.

Click here to register.

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New Commercial Bankruptcy Webinar!

How to Fight Confirmation of a Chapter 11 Plan is premiering on August 19, 2014 at 12pm CT.  Produced in conjunction with The Commercial Law League of America, this two-part webinar will cover the requirements for confirming a chapter 11 plan and the  various ways creditors try to defeat confirmation.  CLE credit is available.

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To Be an Angel- an Op-Ed

Betting on start-ups is a very risky business. But if you’re excited by the prospect of nurturing the next Google, Facebook or Uber, and if you’re also willing to make big bets with your money, then angel investing might be just the ticket. to be an angel

That’s why you’ll focus only on start-ups you really believe can return huge numbers and, for the same reason, make multiple bets at the same time. Some seasoned angels actually say they are in it less for the money than for the excitement, are you?

Accredited Investor Markets guest author, Wall Street Counsel attorney Stephen Bornstein, pens an op-ed exploring the commitment, goals and strategies of angels looking to monetize successful investments.

Read the entire article here.

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RECOMMENDED READING: Where Bankruptcy Cases Can Proceed is Shaped by the Type of Reorganization and New Technologies for Case Management

In “RECOMMENDED READING: Where Bankruptcy Cases Can Proceed is Shaped by the Type of Reorganization and New Technologies for Case Management,” Commercial Bankruptcy Investor (August 13, 2014), the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy investor presents a fine article on the venue of chapter 11 cases written by Christopher A. Ward, of Polsinelli PC.   Further commentary is provided along with links to related articles published on Commercial Bankruptcy Alternatives and Commercial Bankruptcy Investor.

Read the full article here or visit www.commercialbankruptcyinvestor.com for more information.

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RECOMMENDED READING: What Can a Creditors Committee Do? Prevent the DIP Lender From Making Off With Assets That Could Help Pay Unsecured Creditors

In RECOMMENDED READING: What Can a Creditors Committee Do?  Prevent the DIP Lender From Making Off With Assets That Could Help Pay Unsecured Creditors, the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Litigation presents an objection filed by a creditors committee against a proposed financing of a debtor.  The objection illustrates how a committee can protect unsecured creditors from a serious threat to their recovery in a bankruptcy case.

Read the full article here or visit www.commercialbankruptcylitigation.com for more information.

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SEC Launches Examination into Alternative Mutual Funds

The Securities and Exchange Commission has launched a broad examination of alternative mutual funds, kicking off regulatory scrutiny of one of the hottest and most controversial investment products to be offered to small investors. AIMkts examines a growing trend – alternatives, and in this case, alternative mutual funds – in light of the recent SEC investigation affecting small investors.

Read the entire article here.

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DACyak Weekly Digest

Here’s the latest news and events from DailyDAC, LLC. Don’t forget to check out the newest listings on the Opportunistic Deal Database and the Mature Deal Database.

Click here to read the full newsletter.

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Section 363 Sale: Free and Clear of Claims That Are Backed By Strong Public Policies (Including Protecting Union Pensions)

In “Section 363 Sale: Free and Clear of Claims That Are Backed By Strong Public Policies (Including Protecting Union Pensions)”, the Editorial Staff of Commercial Bankruptcy Investor discusses how purchasers of assets from bankruptcy estates can take free and clear of claims against the seller, even where the claims vindicate clear Congressional policies.  So, no, even claims of union pension funds do not get special consideration in this context.

Read the full article here or visit www.commercialbankruptcyinvestor.com for more information.

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Do alternative investments confuse you? You’re not alone

If you think that alternative investments are “anything that is not a stock, bond or cash”, you’re not the only one. In fact, Financial Advisor found that, out of 600 investors in a recent Jackson National survey, 52 percent felt the same way.

The landscape for alternatives has changed dramatically.

Most investors like to learn about alternatives from their own advisors, however, advisors themselves are, many times, not up to speed on how alternatives work or how they can help diversify an investment portfolio.

AIMkts tracks an interesting article on why confusion sometimes surrounds alternatives.

Read the entire article here.

 

 

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