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Category Archives: Insider Trading

SEC Charges CEO and Boiler Room Operator With Fraud

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former microcap company CEO and a boiler room operator with defrauding seniors and others who were pressured to invest in a pair of penny stock companies and promised lucrative profits. The […]

Merrill Lynch Charged With Trading Controls Failures That Led to Mini-Flash Crashes

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $12.5 million penalty for maintaining ineffective trading controls that failed to prevent erroneous orders from being sent to the markets and causing mini-flash crashes. […]

Executives Charged With Microcap Fraud

(Hedgeco.NET) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged three company executives with defrauding investors in a purported project to construct the largest movie studio in North America at a suburban location outside Savannah, Georgia. The SEC alleges that Manu Kumaran, […]

SEC Charges Hedge Fund Manager Leon Cooperman With Insider Trading

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged hedge fund manager Leon G. Cooperman and his firm Omega Advisors with insider trading based on material nonpublic information he learned in confidence from a corporate executive. The SEC alleges that Cooperman […]

SEC Whistleblower Program Surpasses $100 Million in Awards

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission’s awards to whistleblowers have surpassed the $100 million mark with the program’s second-largest award of more than $22 million announced earlier today. The whistleblower program was established by Congress to incentivize whistleblowers with specific, […]

BOK Financial, Senior Executive Charged With Turning Blind Eye to Investment Scheme

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a subsidiary of Oklahoma-based BOK Financial Corporation has agreed to pay more than $1.6 million to settle charges that it concealed numerous problems and red flags from investors in municipal bond […]

SEC Charges Alabama Attorney and His Companies in Purported Waste-To-Energy Ventures

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Alabama attorney Donald Watkins and companies he controls with defrauding professional athletes and other investors out of millions of dollars, much of which he spent on his girlfriend and to cover personal […]

SEC Charges Alabama Attorney and His Companies in Purported Waste-To-Energy Ventures

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Alabama attorney Donald Watkins and companies he controls with defrauding professional athletes and other investors out of millions of dollars, much of which he spent on his girlfriend and to cover personal […]

RBC to Pay $2.5 Million for Proxy Statement Violations

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that RBC Capital Markets LLC has agreed to a $2.5 million settlement for causing materially false and misleading disclosures about its valuation analysis in a proxy statement for Rural/Metro Corporation’s sale in […]

$22 Million Whistleblower Award for Company Insider Who Helped Uncover Fraud

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the award of more than $22 million to a whistleblower whose detailed tip and extensive assistance helped the agency halt a well-hidden fraud at the company where the whistleblower worked. The $22 […]

Purported Green Technology Company Defrauding Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a California-based company and two executives with using baseless financial projections and other misleading statements to defraud investors in a venture to manufacture environmentally-friendly building materials. The SEC alleges that Enviro Board […]

SEC Adopts Rules to Enhance Information Reported by Investment Advisers

(HedgeCo.NET) The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted amendments to several Investment Advisers Act rules and the investment adviser registration and reporting form to enhance the reporting and disclosure of information by investment advisers. The amendments will improve the quality […]

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