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Portfolio Manager Charged With Diverting Nearly $2 Million to Personal Account

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against a Massachusetts-based portfolio manager accused of diverting at least $1.95 million to his personal brokerage account from a fund over which he had trading authority. The SEC’s complaint alleges […]

SEC Adopts T+2 Settlement Cycle for Securities Transactions

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved an amendment to shorten by one business day the standard settlement cycle for most broker-dealer securities transactions. Currently, the standard settlement cycle for these transactions is three business days, known as T+3. […]

SEC Charges Firms Involved in Layering, Manipulation Schemes

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced fraud charges against a Ukraine-based trading firm accused of manipulating the U.S. markets hundreds of thousands of times and the New York-based brokerage firm and CEO who allegedly helped make it possible. […]

Pastor Charged With Exploiting Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an emergency asset freeze obtained against a Michigan-based pastor accused of exploiting church members, retirees, and laid-off auto workers who were misled to believe they were investing in a […]

Arizona-Based Brokerage Firm Settles Gatekeeper Failures

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an Arizona-based brokerage firm, its CEO, and its former underwriter’s counsel have agreed to settle charges related to municipal bond offerings they were underwriting that turned out to be fraudulent. The […]

SEC Adopts JOBS Act Amendments to Help Entrepreneurs and Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it has adopted amendments to increase the amount of money companies can raise through crowdfunding to adjust for inflation. It also approved amendments that adjust for inflation a threshold used to […]

Traders Paying Back All Profits in Insider Trading Case

(HedgeCo.Net) Three Peruvian traders have agreed to settle a pending case alleging that they traded on nonpublic information prior to the merger of two companies. Nino Coppero del Valle, the alleged tipper who worked at one of the companies, agreed […]

SEC Halts Fraud Targeting Seniors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency asset freeze and temporary restraining order against a Chicago-based investment adviser and his financial management company accused of scamming elderly investors out of millions of dollars. The SEC alleges that […]

27 Firms and Individuals Charged With Fraudulent Promotion of Stocks

(HedgeCO.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced enforcement actions against 27 individuals and entities behind various alleged stock promotion schemes that left investors with the impression they were reading independent, unbiased analyses on investing websites while writers were being […]

Muni Bond Underwriter Charged With Gatekeeper Failures

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an Arizona-based brokerage firm, its CEO, and its former underwriter’s counsel have agreed to settle charges related to municipal bond offerings they were underwriting that turned out to be fraudulent. The […]

SEC Adopts JOBS Act Amendments to Help Entrepreneurs and Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it has adopted amendments to increase the amount of money companies can raise through crowdfunding to adjust for inflation. It also approved amendments that adjust for inflation a threshold used to […]

SEC Charges Muni Bond Underwriter With Gatekeeper Failures

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an Arizona-based brokerage firm, its CEO, and its former underwriter’s counsel have agreed to settle charges related to municipal bond offerings they were underwriting that turned out to be fraudulent. The […]

SEC Halts Fraud Targeting Seniors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced an emergency asset freeze and temporary restraining order against a Chicago-based investment adviser and his financial management company accused of scamming elderly investors out of millions of dollars. The SEC alleges that […]

Hedge Fund Branding Drives Asset Flows

(HedgeCo.Net) Since the market correction of 2008, a vast majority of hedge fund net asset flows have gone to a small minority of hedge funds with the strongest brands. A recent report from Hedge Fund Research shows that approximately 69% […]

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  • HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index Down -0.01% in Mid-April (+1.65% YTD)
    Yesterday, April 25, 2017 : Permalink

    (Opalesque) Global financial markets posted declines through mid-April, as investors focused on upcoming European elections. Global equity markets declined, led by Italy, the UK and Germany, while US & Asian equities posted moderate declines. Interest rates declined across most regions […]

  • Hedge Funds That Flocked to Puerto Rico Bonds Face Long Road Out
    Yesterday, April 25, 2017 : Permalink

    (Bloomberg) Hedge funds first starting buying Puerto Rico debt in the summer of 2013 because they liked what they saw: A government that was paying high, tax-free yields that couldn’t go bankrupt. Nearly four years later, the Caribbean island has […]

  • Hedge Funds Extend Ag Selling Spree to Second-Longest On Record
    Yesterday, April 25, 2017 : Permalink

    (Agrimoney) Hedge funds extended their shorting spree on agricultural commodities to the second longest on record, prompting ideas that selling may have gone too far…Managed money, expanded its net short position in futures and options in the top 13 US-traded […]

  • US Natural Gas Prices Soften, Market Eyes Big Hedge Fund Longs
    Yesterday, April 25, 2017 : Permalink

    (Reuters) Hedge fund managers have accumulated a near-record bullish position in U.S. natural gas futures and options as gas stocks have remained at a modest level despite an exceptionally mild winter. Hedge funds and other money managers have boosted their […]



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