Updates on SECURE, RESA, Reg BI, and the Fiduciary Rule

On the heels of seeming confirmation of a fiduciary rule revival comes a barrage of other activity in Washington. Thanks to the efforts of Congress, the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), and Department of Labor (DOL), retirement and non-retirement account holders alike could see significant changes coming to the industry. The SECURE and RESA bills, […]

Fiduciary Rule Already Making a Comeback?

Well, here we go again. Last week, Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Alexander Acosta seemed to confirm the DOL is working to revive the department’s fiduciary rule. Barely a year ago, the previous fiduciary rule was struck down by the 5th Circuit Court. The rule would have required brokers to act in the best interest […]

6 More Common Cryptocurrency and Digital Asset FAQs

As we acknowledged in our first post in this series, the cryptocurrency asset class is a little more complex than more common alternatives like real estate or private equity. While many investors are interested in this asset class, some are hesitant to enter the space without learning more about Bitcoin, blockchain, and all things cryptocurrency. Remember […]

SEC Comments on Crypto, Accredited Investors

Two interesting developments have recently come out of communication from the Securities & Exchange Committee (SEC). The developments, generally viewed as positive by industry commentators, could have lasting impacts in the investment industry. In separate communications, the SEC released guidance on how and when crypto may fall under a securities classification and Chairman Jay Clayton […]

How Unrelated Investment Income May Lead to UBIT

Did you know that a limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership (LP), or certain real estate-related investment assets could generate unrelated business taxable income (UBTI) and/or unrelated debt-financed income (UDFI)?  When this occurs, UBTI or UDFI will likely subject your account to unrelated business income tax (UBIT). Have you factored in how UBIT could affect […]

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