Tag Archives: broker-dealers


Congress Mulls Bills on Investor Protection, Hedge Funds, National Insurance Office

Investment Advisor – Taking further steps toward financial services regulatory reform, the House Financial Services Committee held a hearing October 6 to discuss three legislative discussion drafts put forth by Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-Pennsylvania) on investor protection, registration of advisors […]

SEC To Curtail Abusive Short Sales

HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – The SEC announced several actions protecting against short sales and make more short sale information available to the public. ”Today’s actions demonstrate the Commission’s determination to address short selling abuses while at the same time […]

UPDATE: Bahamas/UK Hedge Funds Settle With SEC on Late Trading Scheme

UPDATE: HedgeCo.net (West Palm Beach) – Najy N. Nasser, Chief Investment Officer of the Bahamas/UK based hedge funds, Headstart Advisers Limited (HAL) and Headstart Fund, has agreed with the SEC to pay $17.8 million in a settlement regarding a 2003 […]

Morgan Stanley Launches Enhanced Protection for Hedge Fund and Prime Brokerage Clients

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Morgan Stanley is offering enhanced asset protection to its prime brokerage clients, announcing an expansion of its prime brokerage offering with the launch of new custodial services for long securities held by Prime Brokerage clients. […]

Stanford workers had ties to regulator FINRA

Reuters – Two employees of Allen Stanford’s financial business, which U.S. regulators have accused of massive fraud, held advisory roles at a watchdog group overseeing U.S. broker-dealers aimed at preventing abuses. Lena Stinson, director of global compliance at Stanford Financial […]

Universal banks winning battle for hedge business

Reuters – Broker-dealers such as Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs are losing out in the battle for hedge funds’ dwindling pool of assets, as funds seek out banks with diverse sources of funding in a major shake-up of prime broking. […]

Lehman Brothers Faces Objections to Barclays Sale

Bloomberg – Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., the U.S. investment bank holding company that filed the largest bankruptcy in history, faces objections to a proposed $1.75 billion sale of its broker-dealer unit to Barclays Plc. Hedge fund Harbinger Capital Partners asked […]

Acceleration Capital Sourcing “Under the Radar” Funds

Reuters- Acceleration Capital Group is the latest entry into the capital introduction space, and plans to offer services that give emerging hedge fund managers an edge for growing their businesses. Acceleration Capital was incorporated toward the end of March as […]

SEC Publishes Text of Rand Report on Investment Adviser

Washington, D.C., Jan. 3, 2008 – The Securities and Exchange Commission has received and posted on its Web site the text of the RAND Corporation’s final report on practices in the investment adviser and broker-dealer industries. The Commission has been […]

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