SEC Charges Alternative Investment Platform YieldStreet for Misleading Investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a settled action against New York-based YieldStreet Inc. and its registered investment adviser subsidiary, YieldStreet Management LLC (together, YieldStreet), for failing to disclose critical information to investors in a $14.5 million asset-backed securities offering.

According to the SEC’s order, in September 2019, YieldStreet offered securities to finance a loan a YieldStreet affiliate made to a group of companies to transport a retired ship and arrange its deconstruction. The SEC’s order finds that the collateral for the loan was the ship to be deconstructed and that YieldStreet’s right to the ship was the most important security for the loan and the securities that YieldStreet sold to investors.

According to the order, YieldStreet failed to disclose to investors a heightened risk that it would be unable to seize the ship in the event of a default….

Source: SEC.gov | SEC Charges Alternative Investment Platform YieldStreet for Misleading Investors