Tagged: crews & associates

Rickenbach Indictment Reveals More Details of One Bank Under Scooter Stuart

by Arkansas Business Staff 4/14/2014 12:00 am

One Bank & Trust’s foolhardy loan of $1.5 million to a penny-stock operator resulted in a federal criminal indictment of former EVP Gary Rickenbach. But a second indictment brings new revelations about the management mess there under the late Layton “Scooter” Stuart.

Stephens Inc.'s Ethics Complaint Against Heath Abshure Dismissed

by Gwen Moritz 3/26/2014 11:36 am

The Arkansas Ethics Commission voted 4-0, with one member not present, to dismiss the complaint against Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure that Stephens General Counsel David Knight filed in November. Abshure says he never saw any gray area in the settlements that included donations to NASAA.

Harry Rosenblum Moves to Wunderlich From Crews & Associates

by Arkansas Business Staff 3/17/2014 12:00 am

Veteran Little Rock bond broker Harry Rosenblum has departed Crews & Associates after almost six years to join the Little Rock office of Memphis-based Wunderlich Securities Inc.

Proposed Change in State Securities Law Out of Step With Neighboring States

by George Waldon 3/10/2014 12:00 am

Arbitration clauses and courtroom avoidance are common in the securities business. That norm stands in contrast to a not-so-modest proposal by Stephens Inc. to go straight to a judge to rule on enforcement actions by the Arkansas Securities Department.

Stephens Inc. Asks Legislators to Consider Changes to Securities Law

by Gwen Moritz 1/22/2014 5:10 pm

Stephens Inc. of Little Rock suggests changes to state law that would, among other things, move all state securities enforcement actions into the court system. The investment firm made its suggestions in a legislative hearing about its grievance against state Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure.

Lawmakers to Hear More in Abshure, Stephens Conflict

by Gwen Moritz 1/13/2014 12:00 am

Arkansas Securities Commissioner Heath Abshure took heat from legislators for more than an hour last week, but threatening weather forced the Joint Performance Review Committee to recess before any other witnesses could be heard.

Hardings' Cache Restaurant a Clarion Call for Good Times in River Market

by Jan Cottingham 12/16/2013 12:00 am

Cache co-owners Rush Harding and his son Payne are determined to be ready for their restaurant's opening in the River Market, housed in the nearly-completed Arcade Building.

One Bank Juggled Bad Penny Stock Loan

by George Waldon 9/9/2013 12:00 am

A bad loan in Florida brought former chairman, president and CEO of One Bank & Trust Layton "Scooter" Stuart into deeper controversy when he built a million-dollar manor for his son, Hunter.

State Securities Regulators Settle With Crews & Associates In Bamco Bond Case

by Gwen Moritz 7/9/2013 4:29 pm

Crews & Associates, the Little Rock bond brokerage, reaches a settlement with the Arkansas Securities Department over its role in selling $17 million worth of debentures for a defunct oil and gas exploration company called Bamco Gas LLC.

Jim Liles, Sandy Cothran Join Crews & Associates (Movers & Shakers)

by Arkansas Business Staff 11/12/2012 12:00 am

Jim Liles and Sandy Cothran have joined the Searcy office of Crews & Associates. Liles has 32 years of experience in the investment banking industry, and Cothran has 15 years of experience. Working together, the two have served Searcy and the surrounding area for more than 12 years.

Cities of Distinction Making Arkansas Stronger

by Arkansas Business Staff 10/17/2011 12:00 am

Our cities, towns and communities represent the many patches on that quilt, stitched together through pride, unity of purpose and determination. Our cities and towns are determined to make better lives for their residents. They’ve done so through innovation, dedication and plain ol’ tenacity. Arkansas Business Publishing Group is proud to recognize these efforts with the inaugural City of Distinction awards program.