10 years ago in the Profession

March 2001
Journal of Financial Planning;Mar2001, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p25
Academic Journal
This section provides information on the history of financial planning in the U.S. Legislative hearings on Capitol Hill were dredging up a topic many financial planners would just as soon forget: limited partnerships. Specifically, Congress was looking at what some perceived as abuses in limited partnership rollups. The crux of the issue was that minority shareholders were being forced to enter a rollup and that brokers were being paid to solicit "yes" votes. The debate was whether new legislation was necessary, or whether clearer language in prospectuses would suffice.


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