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SEC Officials Not Held Accountable for Mishandling Hedge Fund Insider Trading Case

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – SEC officials did not botch an investigation into alleged insider trading by hedge fund Pequot Capital Management, at least according to the SEC. Brenda P. Murray, an administrative law judge for the Securities and Exchange Commission, […]

Hedge Fund Exit Strategies

Because of the recent market turmoil, many hedge-fund investors have questions regarding what regulations are applicable to hedge funds, and how to withdraw their money from their hedge-fund investments if they want out. Indeed, hedge funds often present many different […]

Shareholder Sues CSX, Claims Hedge Funds Were to Blame

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – CSX is finding themselves in the middle of another battle, this time with a shareholder who is suing the railroad company along with hedge funds TCI and 3G Capital Partners. Shareholder Deborah Donoghue is seeking the […]

Cox Gives Support for Merger of SEC, CFTC

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – SEC Chairman Christopher Cox said he was all for a merger between the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hopping on board with U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, this was the first […]

California Hedge Fund Manager Charged with “Porfolio Pumping”

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The Securities and Exchange Commission charged San Francisco-based MedCap Management & Research LLC and its principal Charles Frederick Toney, Jr. with defrauding investors via “portfolio pumping.” “Fund investors relied on MMR and Toney to abide by […]

SEC to Make Hedge Funds Report Short Sales Until 2009

Bloomberg – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission extended a rule forcing hedge funds to tell the agency about short-sale positions amid concerns investors bet against companies after spreading false rumors they will fail. Investment managers who oversee more than […]

Hedge funds Collateral damage

Economist – Hedge funds are supposed to hedge. This year, they haven’t. The fund-weighted composite index compiled by Hedge Fund Research, a firm that tracks the industry, fell by 4.7% in September, the second-worst month on record. Since the start […]

Experts differ on effect of short-selling ban

USA Today – Markets braced for Wednesday night’s scheduled expiration of the ban on short sales of more than 900 financial stocks, as investment analysts and advisers gave differing predictions on the potential impact. The emergency ban is set to […]

Hedge Funds Score a Victory in Short-Selling Rules

New York Times Blogs – Turns out hedge funds will not have to publicly disclose their secret strategies after all, at least not any time soon. The reprieve for the industry came late Wednesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission quietly […]

Hedge funds plead with US SEC to let short ban expire

Forbes – Lobbyists for the $2 trillion hedge fund industry made a last ditch effort Wednesday to convince U.S. securities regulators to let an emergency order prohibiting short selling in more than 950 financial firms expire Thursday. "The orders have […]

Hedge funds grudgingly to reveal US short positions

Reuters – Hedge fund managers are reluctantly preparing to disclose their short positions to U.S. regulators on Monday, a move set to give a rare public glimpse into their secretive trading strategies two weeks later. For shareholders who have blamed […]

SEC advances pair of hedge fund cases

Forbes – A federal judge in Florida ruled Wednesday that the head of two hedge funds deceived investors about the funds’ holdings. Elsewhere, federal regulators accused a California investment adviser of making tainted recommendations to clients. In the Florida case, […]

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