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SEC’s Salvo In The New War Against Insider Trading & Credit Default Swaps

24/7 Wall St. – According to a civil suit filed today by the Securities Exchange Commission in the Southern District Court of New York, John-Paul Rorech, a bond salesman at Deutsche Bank Securities, and Reanto Negrin, a former portfolio manager at hedge fund investment advisor Millennium Partners L.P., were charged with insider trading in credit default swaps of VNU N.V. VNU, now Nielsen Company, is a Dutch media conglomerate that owns Nielsen Media and other media businesses.

According to Scott W. Friestad, Deputy Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, “This is the first insider trading enforcement action involving credit default swaps.”

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