Institutional Investors

Institutional investors are organizations which pool large sums of money and invest those sums in securities, real property and other investment assets. They can also include operating companies which decide to invest their profits to some degree in these types of assets.Typical investors include banks, insurance companies, retirement or pension funds, hedge funds, investment advisors and mutual funds. Their role in the economy is to act as highly specialized investors on behalf of others. For instance, an ordinary person will have a pension from his employer. The employer gives that person's pension contributions to a fund.
Posts about Institutional Investors
  • Whistleblower Suit Against Quicken Loans Proceeds

    … concerning a different loan, Quicken’s FHA Operations Director Jeanette Ahles wrote that she had “done all I can with this income,” further stating that she “gave a little OT [overtime],” but that it was “still not enough to qualify.” Ultimately, Quicken approved and endorsed both loans for FHA insurance. [Lyon can be seen in this YouTube video…

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  • The Last Post Crisis Deal? Probably Not – Credit Suisse Whistleblower Post

    … minimum standards. They were junk. Problems occurred not only in underwriting but later when the loans were sold. Home loans are frequently bundled and sold to institutional investors. Pension funds and hedge funds by these bundled RMBS loans. While the banks were knowingly writing shoddy loans, they were then telling prospective investors the loans…

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  • New York Securities Professional Charged With Fraud

    … New York Securities Professional Charged With Fraud Posted on Monday, July 18, 2016 at 8:48 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: The Securities and Exchange Commission recently charged Andrew W.W. Caspersen in connection with his role in defrauding two institutional investors into investing in a shell company by using…

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  • Nontraded REITs 2.0 (“Nontraded Preferred Shares”) – A Bad Idea

    … come under scrutiny in recent years by the SEC, many state security regulators and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). Although they may be a viable investment strategy for institutional investors, stockbrokers often sold them to elderly investors and those nearing retirement. The very people that need access to their funds…

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  • SandRidge Energy Investigation

    …. The report also stated that SandRidge was carrying a debt burden close to $4 billion and that it had reached out to creditors informing them that they should organize to prepare for likely negotiations. The majority of the debt is held by a myriad of mutual funds, hedge funds, and other institutional investors. SandRidge Energy stock value has flat…

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  • Bad News For Shale Bond Holders – $100 Oil in 2040

    …? Institutional investors and banks should have known better. The energy sector has always been volatile and experts had long warned about these investments. We are most concerned, however, with individual investors who were duped into buying these bonds by stockbrokers seeking to earn a quick commission. Many investors have long yearned for stable…

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  • Mortgage Company Quota System Leads to $70 mm Settlement

    …. Because there can be thousands of mortgages in each RMBS pool, investors want some assurance of the quality of the underlying mortgages. That assurance is satisfied when the mortgages are insured and backed by the government. The FHA (Federal Housing Administration), Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are the three largest public guarantors of mortgages…

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  • CNN Warns of Oil & Gas, Shale Bond Defaults

    … CNN Warns of Oil & Gas, Shale Bond Defaults November 13, 2015 by Brian Mahany CNN Money recently carried a story entitled, “Warning: Oil Company Defaults Coming.” We agree with everything in the article, however, we wish it were published years ago! For many months we have warned about coming defaults in the shale bond arena. Back…

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  • Puerto Rico Bonds – JUNK!

    … Congress Takes Issue with Junk Quality Puerto Rico Bonds We have nothing against the government of Puerto Rico or the 3.5 million people who live there. Politicians on the island, however, have spent way too much money. Whenever a government issues bonds, it is borrowing money today that must be paid back tomorrow. The “American way” seems…

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  • UBS Tagged (Again) Puerto Rico Bond Scandal

    … Another Puerto Rico Bond Fund Loss for UBS. First it was unreported foreign accounts and now it’s a junk quality Puerto Rico bond fund offering, UBS certainly is not making many friends these days. Every week we write a new column about the latest investor win against UBS and this week is no exception. An arbitration panel of the Financial…

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  • More Bad News for Holders of Shale Bonds

    … of many of these exploration and production companies was almost doomed to default. While shale bonds might be an acceptable risk for some institutional investors, we have found that many individual investors were sold these junk bonds by brokers who promised high returns. One report says that just in the last few years over $11 billion of junk shale…

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  • SEC Slams Stockbrokers Over Risky Investments

    … a charge for initial consultations and most cases can be handled on a contingent fee basis. MahanyLaw – America’s Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Find me on Google +! This entry was posted on August 26, 2015, 1:45 am and is filed under Fraud Recovery. You can follow any responses to this entry through RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed. …

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  • Shale Bonds, Oil & Gas Fraud and the $4 Trillion Hole

    … a broker fully understands his client, he or she must only make recommendations that are suitable for the customer. Suitability rules factor in risk tolerance, age, investor sophistication and need to access one’s capital in the short term. For example, while junk quality shale bonds may be acceptable for institutional investors they are rarely…

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  • Couple Win $16.6 Million Investment Fraud Award

    … were better suited for sophisticated institutional investors. If the Eringers couldn’t be sold the leveraged derivatives, what did the stockbroker do? He had them create a corporate entity so that they could invest. In our opinion, this was a giant red flag. Derivatives are often quite complex, risky and often illiquid. We believe that often these…

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  • Bank of America, Others Accused of Market Manipulation

    … auctions, an action that hurts both investors and borrowers. Particularly affected are institutional investors such as pension funds who often purchase large amounts of Treasury securities. The complaint claims the banks used chat rooms and instant messaging to illegally coordinate trading strategies. This allowed the banks to inflate the price…

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