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RCS Capital Reinstates 51 Selling Agreements to Distribute Alternative Investment Solutions

3 Dec

RCS Capital has 1,020 active selling agreements and works with over 250 firms to distribute alternative investment solutions

 By Robert Hoskins

New York, NY  RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP) (“RCS Capital”) announced that certain broker-dealers have resumed sales of products distributed by Realty Capital Securities, LLC, the company’s wholesale distribution business, pursuant to 51 recently reinstated selling agreements.  RCS Capital has 1,020 active selling agreements and works with over 250 firms to distribute alternative investment solutions.

RCS Capital Alternative Investments

RCS Capital Alternative Investments

RCS Capital Corporation is a full-service investment firm expressly focused on the individual retail investor. With operating subsidiaries including retail advice services, wholesale distribution, investment banking, capital markets, investment research, investment management and crowdfunding, RCAP’s business is designed to capitalize, support, grow and maximize value for the investment programs it distributes and the independent advisors and clients it serves.

“We have consistently communicated to the market our belief that the suspensions of certain of our ongoing selling agreements were of a temporary nature.  The reinstatement of these agreements and this initial resumption of sales are confirmation of this belief,” commented Bill Dwyer, Chief Executive Officer of Realty Capital Securities, LLC. “RCS Capital enjoys strong relationships with our broker-dealer network, and strongly believes firms clearly understand the value of RCS Capital-distributed products and continue to work constructively with us, just as we are eager to provide them with access to the quality products they demand.”

RCS Capital also announced that RCS Capital’s management team remains confident in the long-term value of RCS Capital’s platform, as highlighted by the recent purchase of RCS Capital common stock by a number of senior executives.

RCS Capital’s senior executives have purchased a total of 79,165 shares of the company’s Class A common stock last week. Bill Dwyer recently purchased 42,000 shares and John H. Grady, RCS Capital’s Chief Strategy and Risk Officer, bought 3,815 shares. Also, as disclosed previously in Form-4 filings to the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), Michael Weil, RCS Capital’s Chief Executive Officer, Brian Jones, RCS Capital’s Chief Financial Officer, and Brian Nygaard, RCS Capital’s Chief Operating Officer, purchased an aggregate of 33,350 shares of RCS Capital common stock last week.

“Management maintains an unwavering confidence in the long-term value of RCS Capital’s platform, its people, its customers and the terrific growth prospects of its business,” said Mr. Weil. “The recent purchase of RCS Capital shares by management underscores our firm belief that the company’s current market valuation does not properly reflect the fair value of the business’s robust fundamentals, earning power, growth prospects and significant competitive advantages.”

Additional information about RCAP can be found on its website at www.rcscapital.com. RCAP may disseminate information about itself, including the results of its operations and financial information, via social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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RCS Capital Announces Initiative to Establish Leading Crowdfunding Investment Platform

27 Jul

Acquires Assets of Trupoly, White-Label Investor Relationship Management Portal and Adds Key Executives to Crowdfunding Initiative

By Robert Hoskins

New York, NY – RCS Capital Corporation (NYSE: RCAP), announced that it is establishing a crowdfunding investment platform which it will brand under the name, “We R Crowdfunding.”

In connection with this initiative, RCAP acquired substantially all of the assets of New York based Trupoly, Inc., a white-label investor relationship management portal, which will be integrated into RCAP’s new crowdfunding investment platform.  RCAP also announced the hiring of Trupoly Founder and President, Ryan Smith, as well as other key Trupoly executives.

RCAP expects “We R Crowdfunding” to launch in September 2014 as part of RCAP’s integrated financial services platform under the direction of Michael Weil, RCAP’s President. “We R Crowdfunding” will deliver high-quality investment offerings by utilizing RCAP’s existing broker-dealer infrastructure, which includes investment banking, due diligence, compliance and research, as well as technology developed by Trupoly. “We expect ‘We R Crowdfunding’ to provide investors direct access to public and private offerings, including Regulation A and Regulation D offerings, mutual funds and closed-end fund offerings, in a variety of industries and sectors,” said Mr. Weil.

Mr. Weil continued, “‘We R Crowdfunding’ looks to the future of securities sales by adding an important element to our full-service retail financial services firm. The crowdfunding investment platform will permit investors, whether working with financial advisors or exploring investment opportunities on their own, to access, investigate and participate in a wide range of offerings from a vast pool of asset classes. We are making a small capital investment at this time to gain access to a significant potential market that we expect to develop over the next several quarters.”

“We are pleased to be joining the RCAP team and look forward to creating the market leader in direct-to-consumer investment offerings,” said Ryan Smith, Trupoly’s Founder and President.  Also joining RCAP are Charles Crnoevich, Trupoly’s Head of Sales, and Melanie Eitel, Trupoly’s Client Relationship Manager.

Crowdfund investing was established by Title II of the federal JOBS Act in 2012, which directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to relax rules prohibiting the general solicitation of investments.  Crowdfund investing relies on general solicitation, often via the Internet, to inform and attract capital to specific investment opportunities.  A 2013 study by the World Bank predicts that crowdfund investing could grow to become a $300 billion annual market in the U.S. over the next ten years.

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