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California Hedge Fund Founder Denied Re-Trial

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – San Francisco hedge fund founder Doug Whitman has been denied a new trial on his insider trading case which earned him two years in jail, the WSJ reports. Whitman was sentenced in January 2013 after a […]

Hedge Fund Manager Fined $840,000

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Former hedge fund manager Rajarengan “Rengan” Rajaratnam has been ordered to pay more than $840,000 and was warned against committing future violations of the federal securities laws. The SEC filed civil charges in March 2013 against […]

Hedge Fund Management Fees Are Subject to Social Security Taxes

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Eurekahedge reports in an article by Mark Leeds and Mayer Brown that a recent Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audit ruling highlights planning traps that can dramatically affect when Social Security taxes can be imposed. On September 5, […]

Hedge Funds Lose Appeal In Porsche Suit

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Porsche has won a case in the US appeals court put forward by a group of over 30 hedge funds led by Greenlight Capital, Elliott International and Perry Partners, who tried to sue the carmakers for 1.81 billion […]

Two Executives and A Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager Sentenced To Federal Prison

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Eric M. Martin, Mark Megalli, and Richard T. Posey have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in a multi-million-dollar insider trading conspiracy involving childrens clothing company Carter’s, Inc. stock. Mark Megalli worked at New […]

House Passes Hedging Deregulation Bill

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The U.S. House of Representatives yesterday passed legislation that would significantly weaken elements of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act put into place by Obama in 2010. The bill passed by a vote […]

SAC Affiliate Settles SEC Insider Trading Charges For $600 Million

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The US courts have approved a $600 million fine to settle SEC charges that hedge fund advisory firm CR Intrinsic Investors participated in an insider trading scheme involving a clinical trial for an Alzheimer’s drug, Reuters reports. […]

Hedge Fund Firm Paradigm Settles Whistleblower Retaliation Charges For $2.2 Million

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – NY hedge fund advisory firm Paradigm Capital Management and its owner Candace King Weir have agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle SEC charges of engaging in prohibited behavior and then retaliating against the employee who […]

Agecroft Partners Estimates That 90% of Hedge Funds Use Social Media

New York (HedgeCo.Net) –   Donald A. Steinbrugge, CFA – Founder and Managing Partner, ae Agecroft Partners  has said that the use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years. Social media […]

SAC Affiliate Settles SEC Insider Trading Charges

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Ronald Dennis, who worked at Steven A. Cohen’s SAC affiliated CR Intrinsic Investors has settled with the SEC on insider trading charges, Reuters reports. Ronald Dennis agreed to be barred from the securities industry and pay more than $200,000 […]

$12 Million Fraud: Over 5 Years In Jail For Hedge Fund Manager

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – A NY hedge fund manager was sentenced to 5 and a half years in prison for defrauding investors in a $12 million scheme, Reuters reports this morning. Lloyd Barringer pled guilty in July 2013 to four counts of […]

Credit Suisse To Pay $196 Million In Fines

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – International banking firm Credit Suisse has agreed to pay $196 million and admitted to violating federal securities laws by providing cross-border brokerage and investment advisory services to U.S. clients without first registering with the SEC. Credit Suisse […]

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