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Speculation Over Hedge Fund Manager’s Downfall In Full Swing

New York (HedgeCo.net) The Galleon scandal is raging full force, with Raj Rajaratnam’s global hedge funds under a microscope. Supervising the case is U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who’s ruling on the Merrill Lynch/BofA case, earned him the nickname ‘Judge Dread’ on Wall Street, according to The Post.

Reuters reported the Sri Lankan stock market .CSE tumbling more than 4%, as investors withdrew money. Galleon Asia is keeping its $500 million AUM Asia hedge fund liquid, as they also await a possible mass exodus.

The CEO of the Asia hedge fund, David Lau, said the Asia fund is not under investigation by the SEC at the time. He said the fund has reduced leverage in the past few days but there has been no request for redemptions as yet, according to CNBC. The Asia fund, which runs a long/short equity and macro strategy, has risen over 15% since the start of the year.

In the USA’s largest hedge fund insider-trading scheme, Raj Rajaratnam was taken into custody in New York on Oct. 16, 2009.

Alex Akesson
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