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SEC Awards More Than $5 Million to Whistleblower

(HedgeCo.Net) Less than one week after announcing a $3-Million dollar award to a Whistleblower, The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced one of the largest awards in their history. The SEC will present an award of between $5 and $6 […]

(FINRA) may require brokers and dealers to report Treasury cash market transactions to a centralized repository.

(HedgeCo.Net) New efforts are underway to enhance the monitoring and reporting of Treasury cash market transactions.The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that they are working together to explore efficient and effective means […]

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 […]

Earnings Season Producing Mixed Results So Far

New York (HedgeCo.Net) Through the first two weeks of earnings season, the results are somewhat mixed with a high number of companies beating expectations, but the growth rates on both earnings and revenue are running lower than recent quarters. So […]

Rajaratnam Agrees To Pay $840 Thousand To Settle Hedge Fund Insider Trading Case

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Former hedge fund manager Rengan Rajaratnam has agreed to pay more than $840,000 and accept securities industry bars in order to settle the agency’s insider trading case against him. The SEC filed civil charges in March […]

Two Charged With Insider Trading On Hedge Fund’s Herbalife Strategy

  New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday charged Filip Szymik and Jordan Peixoto for insider trading when they heard hedge fund manager William Ackman and his hedge fund hedge fund, Pershing Square Management, had taken a […]

SEC Doles Out Record WhistleBlower Award

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The SEC has awarded over $400,000 to an un-named whistleblower who reported a fraud to the SEC after the company failed to address the issue internally. “The whistleblower did everything feasible to correct the issue internally. […]

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 […]

Florida Hedge Fund Firm Charged With $17 Million Fraud Scheme

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – A West Palm Beach-based hedge fund advisory firm and its founder have been charged by the SEC with fraudulently shifting money from one investment to another without informing investors, the South Florida Business Journal reports. The firm’s […]

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. […]

SEC Charges Two In Insider Trading Deal Where Middleman Ate The Evidence

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – A stockbroker and a managing clerk at a hedge fund law firm have been charged with insider trading and making illicit profits of $5.6 million during a four-year period, Reuters reports. Vladimir Eydelman and Steven Metro […]

Hedge Fund Research: Endowments and Foundations In 2014

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The inaugural NEPC poll found that 40% of respondents were planning to raise their allocations to hedge funds and real assets in 2014. NEPC, which is a consulting firm to endowments and foundations, said: “Generally speaking, we found that senior investment […]

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