Mitigating Risk in the Merchant Cash Advance Industry: Recognizing and Managing a Looming Threat Apr17

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The pursuit of non-correlated, investable, high-returning assets has led private funds to consider ever more esoteric asset classes for possible investment. Merchant cash advance transaction contracts (“MCATs” for short), are one of those receiving the attention of the hedge and private equity industries. MCATs are, in their basic form, an unregulated futures contract for the present purchase of a portion of a merchant’s future receivables. Properly structured, they provide the benefit of discount pricing in the purchase of a financial asset (similar to a factoring arrangement), where that asset — the receivables to be created — does not yet exist

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Tax Reform – Stocks Soar Higher! Jan5

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In case you haven’t heard, last week President Trump signed into law an historic overhaul of the US tax code. Significantly, the new tax code reduces the federal corporate income tax rate from 35% to 20%! Tax reform the most significant game changer for the American economy in more than 30 years. It will be the catalyst that drives stock prices higher, perhaps much higher, in 2018. Here’s why

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Suspicious Financial Transactions – If You See Something, Say Something Nov3

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By following the money trail, law enforcement can identify and dismantle international criminal networks, seizing the networks’ proceeds and related assets. ICE, along with other Department of Homeland Security component agencies, is charged with protecting the nation’s borders. One way ICE does this is by investigating the illicit flow of money in and out of the United States.

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