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Cross-Border Deal-Making: Challenges and Solutions for Broker-Dealers

Cross-Border Deal-Making: Challenges and Solutions for Broker-Dealers

Dec 4, 2023

Broker-dealers are increasingly drawn towards cross-border deal-making, particularly on private deals between the United States and Canada. Navigating this terrain poses unique challenges and opportunities, demanding a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies involved. In this article, we'll delve into the critical considerations for broker-dealers venturing into US/Canada new issue deals.

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Katipuilt Q3 2023 results

Katipuilt Q3 2023 results

Nov 30, 2023

Katipult CEO Gord Breese spoke with Coreena Robertson from Stockhouse as part of their Watchlist videos to discuss what the results represent for the company and shared some details for expectations for the future.

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The Rise of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

The Rise of Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

Nov 13, 2023

In recent years, Special Purpose Acquisition Companies, or SPACs, have taken the financial world by storm, capturing the attention of both investors and investment professionals. These unique investment vehicles have gained prominence in North America as a popular and innovative way for companies to raise capital on public exchanges.

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Sustainable Investing: Navigating the ESG Landscape in North America

Sustainable Investing: Navigating the ESG Landscape in North America

Nov 6, 2023

Sustainable investing has transformed from a passing trend to a pivotal consideration for investment firms and broker-dealers. The ascent of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria is reshaping investment strategies and influencing the financial landscape.

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Investment Trends: Alternative Assets, M&A, & Regulatory Complexities

Investment Trends: Alternative Assets, M&A, & Regulatory Complexities

Oct 23, 2023

Understanding prevailing trends is crucial in the investment and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) landscape. A recent survey, “The 2023 Trends in Investing,”’ conducted by the Financial Planning Association (FPA), has unveiled insights into the changing dynamics of alternative investments and the state of global M&A. Additionally, research from the Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) sheds light on emerging trends in private credit that align with the survey findings.

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Reflections on ADISA Conference 2023

Reflections on ADISA Conference 2023

Oct 17, 2023

The annual ADISA conference in Las Vegas is always an excellent opportunity to catch up with sponsors, managing brokers and other stakeholders in the alternative investments industry. The conference also had some insightful educational tracks highlighting several challenges we are actively focused on solving for our customers with Katipult DealFlow.

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SEC's Private Fund Industry Overhaul: Unpacking the Regulatory Changes

SEC's Private Fund Industry Overhaul: Unpacking the Regulatory Changes

Sep 27, 2023

On August 23, 2023, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a momentous change to the $20 trillion private fund industry. The SEC unveiled a sweeping set of reforms aimed at reshaping the landscape of this segment of the alternative investments sector. These regulatory changes carry far-reaching implications for broker-dealers, private fund managers, and investors.

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Why Private Real Estate Firms Are Embracing Investment Platforms

Why Private Real Estate Firms Are Embracing Investment Platforms

Sep 11, 2023

There has been an increasing trend of private equity real estate sponsors and fund managers embracing technology such as investment platfoms to expand their digital capabilities and distribution channels. An overarching theme of these initiatives is to enhance accessibility for investors and financial advisors to buy, own, and sell real estate investments online.

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3 Reasons Financial Advisors Should Consider Alternative Investments

3 Reasons Financial Advisors Should Consider Alternative Investments

Sep 1, 2023

Wealth Management is rapidly transforming as securities deregulation, disintermediation, investor demographics, technology, and accessibility to new investment products drive fundamental changes to the industry.  As these changes accelerate, financial advisors have to deliver strategies that justify fees and provide a differentiated service for their clients otherwise, they risk losing business to low-cost, self-administered brokerage accounts, robo advisors, and the growing number of ETF options.

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