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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, […]

Raymond James and Robert W. Baird Settle Charges Related to Compliance Failures

(Hedge Co.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that two investment advisory firms are settling charges related to compliance failures within their wrap fee programs. SEC investigations found that St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Raymond James & Associates and Milwaukee-based Robert […]

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 Issues $4 Million Whistleblower Award

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an award of more than $4 million to a whistleblower whose original information alerted the agency to a fraud. The SEC’s whistleblower program has awarded more than $111 million to 34 whistleblowers […]

Ernst & Young, Former Partners Charged With Violating Auditor Independence Rules

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that public accounting firm Ernst & Young has agreed to pay $9.3 million to settle charges that two of the firm’s audit partners got too close to their clients on a personal […]

Marijuana-Related Company Charged with Scheming Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges in a scheme involving illegal stock sales and false financial filings of a company that makes containers for growing marijuana. An SEC investigation found that William J. Sears orchestrated the […]

Two Large Firms Charged With Compliance Failures in Wrap Fee Programs

(HedgeCo.Net)— The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that two investment advisory firms are settling charges related to compliance failures within their wrap fee programs. SEC investigations found that St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Raymond James & Associates and Milwaukee-based Robert W. […]

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, […]

“Stock Trading Whiz Kid” to Pay $1.5 Million to Settle Stock Newsletter Fraud Charges

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a self-proclaimed “stock trading whiz kid” and his stock newsletter company in Los Angeles have agreed to pay nearly $1.5 million to settle charges that they defrauded subscribers through false statements […]

Are the Capital Markets Headed for a Major Correction and Will Hedge Funds Help or Hurt?

(HedgeCo.Net) Major corrections in the capital markets are a risk that investors must always consider. Experience shows the question is not if a major correction will happen, but when. The challenge for investors is to determine and prepare for the […]

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 […]

Two Large Investment Advisory Firms Charged With Compliance Failures in Wrap Fee Programs

(HedgeCo.Net)— The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that two investment advisory firms are settling charges related to compliance failures within their wrap fee programs. SEC investigations found that St. Petersburg, Fla.-based Raymond James & Associates and Milwaukee-based Robert W. […]

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    Today, September 28, 2016 : Permalink

    (Bloomberg) Hedge funds are facing the most challenging time Tiger Management’s Julian Robertson said he’s seen in an investing career spanning several decades, and the industry pioneer cautioned that their days of charging hefty fees may be over. “That type […]

  • Hedge Funds Miss Alibaba Rally, Forgoing Millions in Gains
    Today, September 28, 2016 : Permalink

    (Bloomberg) Shares of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. are headed toward their second-best quarter since the e-commerce giant’s record-setting initial public offering two years ago. And hedge funds are missing out. The Chinese company’s U.S.-traded stock jumped as much as 38 […]

  • Hedge Funds Prefer Hard Wheat to Soft, Coffee to Cocoa, Cattle to Hogs.
    Today, September 28, 2016 : Permalink

    (Agrimoney.com) Hedge funds favoured hard wheat over soft, coffee over cocoa, and cattle over hogs as they raised their bullish bets on agricultural commodities for a second successive week – for the first time in three months. Managed money, a […]

  • Corvex Drops Williams Proxy Fight After More Directors Named
    Today, September 28, 2016 : Permalink

    (Reuters) Pipeline operator Williams Cos Inc said on Monday it added two new directors, prompting activist investor Corvex Management LP to withdraw plans to replace the company’s entire board.The company named Stephen Chazen, former chief executive of Occidental Petroleum Corp, […]



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