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SEC to Permit Voluntary Filing Using Inline XBRL

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that it will allow companies to voluntarily file structured financial statement data in a format known as Inline XBRL. This initiative represents another step in the SEC’s continuing efforts to modernize and […]

Silicon Valley Executive Settles Insider Trading Charges

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that a Silicon Valley executive has agreed to pay more than a half-million dollars to settle charges that he traded on inside information received from a board member at a Minnesota-based company […]

SEC: Citigroup Provided Incomplete Blue Sheet Data for 15 Years

(HedgeCo.Net)— The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Citigroup Global Markets has agreed to pay a $7 million penalty and admit wrongdoing to settle charges that a computer coding error caused the firm to provide the agency with incomplete […]

SEC Proposes Rules to Enhance Order Handling Information Available to Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted to propose rules that for the first time would require broker-dealers to disclose the handling of institutional orders to customers. The proposed rules also would expand the information included in existing retail […]

SEC Charges Investment Adviser With Failing to Clearly Disclose Additional Costs to Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an enforcement action against an investment advisory firm that failed to properly prepare clients for additional transaction costs beyond the “wrap fees” they pay to cover the cost of several services bundled […]

SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers with Pocketing Investor Money

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two men with pocketing investor money they raised for limited liability companies they owned and controlled that purportedly held warrants to purchase the common stock of a technology startup company. The SEC […]

Citigroup Provided Incomplete Blue Sheet Data for 15 Years

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Citigroup Global Markets has agreed to pay a $7 million penalty and admit wrongdoing to settle charges that a computer coding error caused the firm to provide the agency with incomplete […]

Private Equity Fund Adviser Acted As Unregistered Broker

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that a Maryland-based private equity fund advisory firm and its owner have agreed to pay more than $3.1 million to settle charges that they engaged in brokerage activity and charged fees without […]

Chief of SEC Whistleblower Office Leaves the Agency

(HedgeCo.Net)— The Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, is planning to leave the agency later this month. Sean McKessy became the first head of SEC’s whistleblower program in February 2011 and helped establish the whistleblower office that assesses […]

SEC: Nashville Firm Schemed to Collect Extra Fees From Hedge Funds

(HedgeCo.Net) — The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a Nashville, Tenn.-based investment advisory firm and its owner with scheming to collect extra monthly fees from a pair of hedge funds they managed. Examiners in the SEC’s Atlanta office detected […]

Investment Fraud Victims Include Online Daters

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze obtained against a Connecticut man accused of misleading people into investing in his company and then taking their money for his personal use. His victims include […]

SEC Halts Ponzi Scheme Aimed at Middle Class

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged two California men and their investment firm with operating a Ponzi scheme as they purported to specialize in serving middle-class investors and securing exorbitant returns by investing in hot pre-IPO stocks. The […]

Hedge Fund Managers and Former Government Official Charged in $32 Million Insider Trading Scheme

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced insider trading charges against two hedge fund managers and their source, a former government official accused of deceptively obtaining confidential information from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A third hedge […]

SEC Sues UK-Based Trader for Account Intrusion Scheme

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it has obtained an emergency court order to freeze the assets of a United Kingdom resident charged with intruding into the online brokerage accounts of U.S. investors to make unauthorized stock trades […]

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  • Griffin’s Citadel To Lift 17-Manager Visium Team For New Equity Unit
    Friday, July 22, 2016 : Permalink

    (FinAlternatives) Kenneth Griffin’s hedge fund Citadel will hire 17 portfolio managers from beleaguered Visium Asset Management in a move that mirrors past steps to gather top staff from struggling rivals. Wracked by an insider trading probe and other investigations by […]

  • Hennessee Group: Hedge Funds Underperform in June
    Friday, July 22, 2016 : Permalink

    (FinAlternatives) June data from hedge fund industry observer Hennessee Group showed the investment class underperformed broader market measures last month, in contrast to some other industry benchmarks that have reported gains for the period. To read this article:

  • In A Dog-Eat-Dog Industry The Strong Will Get Stronger
    Friday, July 22, 2016 : Permalink

    (HITC Business) Wall Street’s top stock and bond traders are putting more distance between themselves and their closest competitors….“The strong will get stronger,” said Christopher Wheeler, an analyst at Atlantic Equities. “It becomes much more pronounced if markets improve even […]

  • The Persistence of Negative Investment Performance
    Friday, July 22, 2016 : Permalink

    (Harvest) Our earlier pieces discussed how nominal investment performance reverts. Since returns are dominated by systematic risk factors (primarily the Market), they are subject to reversal when investment regimes change. In the simplest terms, high risk funds do well in […]



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