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Obama Administration Warns Hedge Fund Industry

New York (HedgeCo.NET) Most of the time when you hear that the Obama administration has warned the hedge fund industry about a topic, you automatically think it is in regards to legislation about practices. That wasn’t the case at last […]

Standard & Poor’s To Pay $77 Million For Ratings Violations

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Standard & Poor’s has agreed to pay more than $58 million to settle SEC charges rising from a series of federal securities law violations by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services involving fraudulent misconduct in its ratings […]

$40 Million Goes To Hedge Fund In Credit Suisse Case

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Dallas hedge fund Highland Capital Management has won a $40 million payout from Credit Suisse, the Wall Street Journal reports, after proving that Credit Suisse AG duped the hedge fund into refinancing a shaky real-estate development. “They were […]

Governor Cuomo Vetoes New Bill Expanding Pension Allotment To Hedge Funds

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Andrew Cuomo, the Governor who banned fracking in NY state, de-criminalized the use of medical marijuana and signed same-sex marriage legislation into law, yesterday vetoed a bill that aimed to raise the amount of assets New […]

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 […]

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