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SEC Charges Former Hedge Fund Manager

Dear Friends, Yesterday, the SEC announced charges against a former hedge fund manager for taking excess management fees from clients and using the money to remodel his home and buy a Porsche. Additionally, the SEC fined the hedge fund manager’s firm $150,000, for failing to supervise the him, even though the firm expelled him and reimbursed the hedge fund, once […]

SEC Charges Firm with Pay-To-Play Violation

June 26, 2014 Dear Friends, For the first time, the SEC charged an investment adviser with violating the pay-to-play rules adopted in 2010. The firm paid an almost $300,000 fine due to $4,500 in campaign contributions made to a Philadelphia mayoral candidate and the Governor of Pennsylvania. The firm continued to accept fees from two public pension funds, within two years […]

SEC Charges Hedge Fund With Whistleblower Retaliation

Dear Friends, For the first time the SEC filed a case under its new authority to bring anti-retaliation enforcement actions. The SEC charged a hedge fund with engaging in prohibited principal transactions and retaliating against the whistleblower. The firm agreed to pay $2.2 million and to hire an independent compliance consultant. The CIO conducted transactions between the hedge fund and […]

CFTC Guidance on CPO Delegation Process

Dear Friends, On May 12, 2014, the CFTC announced a streamlined approach for considering requests for no-action relief with respect to CPOs who delegate certain activities to a registered CPO (e.g. GPs of limited partnerships who delegate CPO authority to a registered investment manager). Each delegating CPO must submit a letter certifying it meets certain criteria outlined in the release. […]

SEC Provides Guidance on Testimonials and Social Media

Dear Friends, On March 31, 2014, the SEC issued Guidance regarding Rule 206(4)-1(a)(1) of the Investment Advisers Act (“the testimonial rule”) and social media. The SEC generally prohibits client testimonials. However in its guidance, the SEC said client testimonials on independent social media sites are permissible, in certain circumstances, with the following important considerations: An investment adviser (“IA”) or investment […]

The Hedge Fund Industry Has Two Barriers to Entry – Can You Break Them?

The hedge fund industry is regarded as one of the most appealing sectors within the financial community. That appeal has created unprecedented demand for fresh talent and skilled investors who are looking to make their mark. But how difficult is it for job seekers to break in? “It’s a hard industry to break into if you don’t know the right […]

What Do Hedge Funds Want From New Employees?

Hedge funds have become some of the most exciting firms within the financial sector. It isn’t just the money that attracts job seekers — applicants are also drawn to the culture and fast-paced environment. Before applying for a job with a hedge fund, it’s important to know what the industry wants most when acquiring new talent. To find out, StreetID […]

How Connecticut Lost a $10 Billion Hedge Fund Manager

Edward Lampert is one of the wealthiest people in America. He is the chairman of Sears Holding Corporation and the founder and CEO of ESL Investments, a hedge fund that is estimated to be worth more than $10 billion. Up until last year, he brought most of his wealth to Greenwich, Connecticut. That changed as soon as the state raised […]

Dodd-Frank Caused a Compliance Hiring Boom

Few Wall Street professionals were thrilled about the implementation of Dodd-Frank and other forms of regulation. But it seems to have been a blessing for those who specialize in compliance. “With Dodd-Frank, with the regulations that came out of that, and with the regulations that are coming out still, I’m seeing lots of hiring of CCOs and lots of other […]

You Don’t Have to Move to New York to Start a Hedge Fund

When investors think of hedge funds, they picture the bustling streets of New York City. They may also think of London, Chicago, or the growing community in Florida. But while many hedge funds have thrived in those locations, you don’t have to move to one of those cities in order to make it big. “Obviously the vast majority are located […]