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Digital First Media Workers Take on Alden Global Capital Hedge Fund

(HedgeCo.Net) Digital First Media workers and advocates for responsible and quality journalism are launching a campaign to demand investor transparency by Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that purchased Digital First Media newspapers and properties beginning in 2009. Alden has […]

Muni Advisors Acted Deceptively With California School Districts

(HedgeCo.Net)— The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that two California-based municipal advisory firms and their executives have agreed to settle charges that they used deceptive practices when soliciting the business of five California school districts. An SEC investigation found […]

Investment Fraud Victims Include Online Daters

(HedgeCo.Net) — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze obtained against a Connecticut man accused of misleading people into investing in his company and then taking their money for his personal use. His victims […]

SEC to Permit Voluntary Filing Using Inline XBRL

(HedgeCo.Net) — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it will allow companies to voluntarily file structured financial statement data in a format known as Inline XBRL. This initiative represents another step in the SEC’s continuing efforts to modernize […]

Horseshoe Group Acquires IKONIC Fund Services

(HedgeCo.Net) Horseshoe Group (“Horseshoe”) acquires IKONIC Fund Services (“IKONIC”) to form a leading independent fund administrator and insurance manager dedicated to both the Insurance Linked Securities and the alternative fund markets. The transaction, which closed last week subject to customary […]

SEC Issues $17 Million Whistleblower Award

(HedgeCo.NET) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a whistleblower award of more than $17 million to a former company employee whose detailed tip substantially advanced the agency’s investigation and ultimate enforcement action. The award is the second-largest issued by […]

SEC: Morgan Stanley Failed to Safeguard Customer Data

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC has agreed to pay a $1 million penalty to settle charges related to its failures to protect customer information, some of which was hacked and offered […]

Childhood Friends Charged With Insider Trading in Pharmaceutical Stocks

(HedgeCo.NET) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two Rhode Island men with insider trading in the securities of deal targets being pursued by the pharmaceutical company where one of them worked. The SEC alleges that Michael J. Maciocio obtained […]

SEC: Forex Trader Misrepresented Track Record and Hid Massive Losses

(HedgeCo.Net) — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a New York City-based trader with defrauding investors out of millions of dollars by misrepresenting her investment track record, the profitability of her investments, and her use of investor funds. The […]

SEC Charges Connecticut-Based Investment Adviser for Failure to Disclose Fees to Clients

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against Connecticut-based investment adviser Momentum Investment Partners LLC (doing business as Avatar Investment Management), and one of its principals, Ronald J. Fernandes, for failing to disclose to some of Avatar’s […]

Adviser Steered Investor Money to His Own Companies

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a North Carolina-based investment adviser with defrauding investors by secretly steering portions of real estate-related investments into deals with companies that he owned or operated himself. The SEC alleges that Richard W. […]

Calderwood Launch Brings New Independent Director Firm to Cayman Islands

(HedgeCo.Net) Ushering in a new benchmark for fund governance in the Cayman Islands, Calderwood has officially launched and is now open for business, providing experienced independent directors to a range of investment vehicles. Calderwood has been formed by Ronan Guilfoyle […]

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