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Hedge Fund Ad Ban Lifted

Jul
10
Author: Cory Ferraez

About time.  The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) voted today in a  4 to 1 decision in favor of lifting the advertising ban for hedge funds.  A move that was required by the JOBS Act passed last year.   The bill was “designed” to decrease funding hurdles for small businesses in the wake of a growing use of crowd-funding.   Hedge funds are restricted to investors that have a net worth of at least 1 million (excluding primary residence) or annual salary of 200,000 in previous two years–about 7.8% of Americans.

Have fun all you hedge funds out there, we expect to see some funny Superbowl commercials….

Thanks to Huffington Post for the article: Hedge Fund Ad Ban Lifted

It can be argued that technology stimulates growth and efficiency in many areas of business and the economy.  Technology based portfolios help companies and advisers focus on concerns of the clients by making all of the relevant data and information more easily accessible. The use of social media brings mixed reactions. Although it helps to reach younger audiences, there is a concern about the uncontrolled perception of comments, posts, and links.

For the full article from the New York Times, click here: Technology’s Impact on the Value of Financial Advice

Big Banks? Yeah right.  Take a look at crowdfunding for your next business idea lawyers.  2.1 billion raised in 2012 alone, 1.6 billion coming from within the U.S., representing an 81% increase from the previous year.  In a world where 4 large banks control over half the our money in the U.S., it’s time to move Congress and regulators aside and let crowdfunding compete with “too big to fail” financial institutions (that means you, “JOBS” Act).

Thanks to Kylie MacLellan from Reuters for the article : Global crowdfunding volumes rise 81 percent in 2012 | Reuters.