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This Will Save You From Incurring Losses Caused by Cybersecurity Risks and Fraud: Oxford BioChronometrics

  by David Drake       There is on the average $11.7 million losses annually in organizations due to cybersecurity fraud and crimes according to a 2017 Accenture study. No surprise that 75% of 500 businesses surveyed by Experian worldwide in 2018  are now seeking more advanced security measures and authentication processes to protect their customers. Oxford BioChronometrics’ cybersecurity and […]

CFTC Settles Insider Trading Case

Dear Friends, For the first time, the CFTC settled an insider trading case pursuant to CFTC Regulation 180.1 (“Rule 180.1”), promulgated under The Dodd Frank Act, resulting in a lifetime trading ban for the trader, a civil monetary penalty of $100,000 and a restitution payment of over $200,000. Rule 180.1 enhances the CFTC’s ability to prosecute fraud in connection with […]

SEC Enforcement Results for FY 2015

October 22, 2015 Dear Friends, Today the SEC released a summary of its enforcement actions for fiscal year 2015, touting the increase in total actions, from 676 in 2013, to 807 actions in 2015 and over $700 million more in disgorgement and penalties, over that same time period. “Vigorous and comprehensive enforcement protects investors and reassures them that our financial […]

Supreme Court Denies Request to Hear Newman Case

October 5, 2015 Dear Friends, Today, the U.S. Supreme Court officially refused to hear the United States v. Newman insider trading decision. By way of background: In December 2012, Todd Newman and Anthony Chiasson were convicted of securities fraud and sentenced to prison after their trades in certain stocks, allegedly based on a chain of material non-public information, resulted in […]

SEC Charges HF With Taking Unearned Management Fees

September 8, 2015 Dear Friends, A Seattle based hedge fund agreed to pay disgorgement of over $800,000, after being charged by the SEC with fraudulently inflating the value of its investments, in order to attain unearned management fees. The SEC also charged the fund’s outside auditors with performing a deficient audit, enabling the firm to send misleading financial statements to […]

SEC’s First High Frequency Trading Manipulation Case

October 16, 2014 Dear Friends, Today, the SEC sanctioned a high frequency trading firm with fraudulent trading to manipulate closing prices, resulting in a $1 million penalty and marking the SEC’s first high frequency trading manipulation case. According to the SEC, the firm placed a large number of aggressive trades in the final two seconds of the trading day to […]

Differences Between Capital Introduction and Third Party Marketing

If you ask ten different hedge fund professionals to explain the difference between third party marketing and capital introduction, you are bound to get ten different answers.  Though often confused, each practice serves a vital role in attracting capital to the industry.  Recently in his Hedge Fund Capital Introduction Blog, Evan Rapoport, Co-founder of HedgeCo Networks, spent some time dissecting […]

Madoff & Credit Suisse – how did a major bank lose $925.9 mln?

The Times broke a story which based on “Internal forecasts” the reported losses of investments made into Madoff funds by Credit Suisse clients could reach $925 million. This follows the admission that Swiss bank UBS lost $1.4 billion. Credit Suisse are standing firm on their statement that they didn’t have anything to do with promoting or selling Madoff investments. While […]

Thierry de la Villehuchet Rollup

The big news today is that Thierrie de la Villehuchet, co-founder of Access International Advisors, and former Chairman and CEO Credit Lyonnais Securities USA was found dead in his Madison Avenue office. Initial reports point to suicide. Not a lot of information is public right now but following are some bullet points. Access International Advisors website claims that they “Specializes […]