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Oppenheimer Orchestrates Management Shift in Los Angeles

Richard Wisely, who has managed Oppenheimer & Co.’s shifting fortunes as manager of its Los Angeles-area office under several ownership structures, has stepped aside, a spokeswoman said. Wisely, who has been with Oppenheimer & Co. and predecessor companies since 1984, is handing the reins of the New York-based firm’s approximately 50-broker office in Westwood office to […]

SEC charges former Oppenheimer private equity fund manager

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former portfolio manager at Oppenheimer & Co. with misleading investors about the valuation and performance of a fund consisting of other private equity funds.   An SEC investigation found that Brian Williamson disseminated quarterly reports and marketing materials to prospective investors misstating that the valuation of the […]

Oppenheimer Global Resource Private Equity Fund

The former private equity arm of Oppenheimer Holdings may have exaggerated the valuation of one of its holdings.  The Securities and Exchange Commission and Massachusetts authorities are investigating the Oppenheimer Global Resource Private Equity Fund, a fund of private equity funds launched by Oppenheimer in 2008. Among the fund’s holdings was a $6 million investment […]