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

    … appraisers and underwriters to fudge numbers simply to close loans. They say he has defrauded taxpayers of millions of dollars. In April of 2015, the U.S. Department of Justice sued Quicken Loans under the False Claims Act, a Civil War anti-fraud statute. The government wants Quicken to pay tens of millions in fines and penalties. According…

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

    … have not been called on the table just once. The underwriting problems of 2006 and 2007 are not isolated. Look at the recent cases for manipulating LIBOR rates or foreign currency exchange manipulation. Look at Wells Fargo and recent allegations that the bank opened 2 million accounts without authorization. Or how about the way banks handled…

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  • New York Securities Professional Charged With Fraud

    … a deceptive tactic. According to the SEC complaint, Caspersen solicited approximately $95 million through his offering of promissory notes issued by Irving Place III SPV LLC. The SEC contends that Irving Place III SPV LLC is a shell company conceived only for the purpose of deceiving investors and not to carry out any legitimate business operations…

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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

    … government. According to court records, Franklin American was a “direct endorsement” lender allowed to participate in the FHA’s insurance program. Most residential mortgages today are quickly sold after the closing and packaged into Residential Mortgage Backed Securities (“RMBS”). These securities are then purchased by institutional investors…

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  • CNN Warns of Oil & Gas, Shale Bond Defaults

    … bonds might be great for institutional investors looking for high yields and willing to speculate. They have no business in the portfolios of retirees and others who need their money to fund their retirement. Everyone in the industry knew these were speculative plays yet some unscrupulous brokers continue to peddle them on an unsuspecting public…

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  • Puerto Rico Bonds – JUNK!

    … stuck in the middle. According to Congressional researchers, Puerto Rico bonds now exceed $72 billion, most of it junk quality. That is more bonding than any other U.S. state except New York and California. If the Puerto Rican economy could sustain such a heavy debt load things might not be so dire but last month, the territory paid just $628,000…

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  • UBS Tagged (Again) Puerto Rico Bond Scandal

    … institutional investors may be more willing to accept more risk and lower liquidity, these bond offerings should not have been sold to retirees or folks who needed ready access to their money. The push to unload these bonds was apparently so bad at UBS that some brokers were receiving internal over concentration memos. These memos are internal…

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  • More Bad News for Holders of Shale Bonds

    … earned money. For more information, contact attorney Brian Mahany at brian@mahanylaw.com or by telephone at (414) 704-6731 (direct). MahanyLaw - Stockbroker Fraud Lawyers Find me on Google +! This entry was posted on September 2, 2015, 1:08 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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  • SEC Slams Stockbrokers Over Risky Investments

    … The Stock Market Correction Has Hurt Many Investors in Structured Products But Help Is Available Long before the current market “correction”, the SEC and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) have been hot on the heels of stockbrokers and financial advisors over their sales of risky investments. Prophetically, the SEC…

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

    … and gas securities they recommend but that hasn’t stopped many rogue brokers and unregistered promoters from hawking deals. In fact, Bloomberg reports that between 2012 and 2014 $90 billion of junk grade shale bonds have been sold. With oil prices still at record lows, many of these investments are going bust. If a licensed stockbroker properly…

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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

    … Bank of America Unit, Others, Accused of Illegal Manipulation of Treasury Auctions FOREX, LIBOR and now U.S. Treasury auctions. Some of the nation’s biggest banks have been accused of all sorts of market manipulations. A lawsuit filed this month suggests that the banking industry still hasn’t learned its lesson. The Boston Retirement…

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