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Following the Money Behind Public Pension Funds

WNYC – An investigation into corruption at the New York State pension fund has raised questions about the fund’s dealings with Wall Street. Federal and state regulators are examining how the pension fund chooses its private money managers. Last month […]

Highland Fund Sued by Schulte Roth for $2.83 Million

Bloomberg – Highland Capital Management LP, the Dallas-based investment firm that’s liquidating its main hedge fund, was sued by attorneys Schulte Roth and Zabel LLP for allegedly not paying $2.83 million in legal fees. The New York-based law firm initiated […]

Fairfield Sentry sues hedge fund over Madoff fees

Greenwich Time – Fairfield Sentry Ltd., seeking to recover more than $919 million in fees related to investments involving Bernard Madoff, sued the Fairfield Greenwich Group hedge fund that lost $7 billion in Madoff’s fraud. Fairfield Sentry, based in the […]

NY pension clips fund of funds stakes to $500 mln

Reuters – New York state’s pension fund has cut its so-called fund of funds investments to about $500 million from $5 billion since January 2008, after deciding direct investments were preferable, a spokesman said Tuesday. Fund of funds invest money […]

NY fund makeover sneaks under radar

Pensions & Investments – While every move of the New York State Common Retirement Fund is in the spotlight these days, what the bright lights don’t reveal are the dramatic improvements in the fund during the past two years. An […]

Morris Emerges as Key Figure in Probe of New York Pension Fund

Bloomberg – Former Democratic political adviser Hank Morris and New York State Deputy Comptroller David Loglisci may hold the keys as authorities examine whether private equity firms and hedge funds knowingly paid kickbacks to manage state pension money. The pair, […]

In State Pension Inquiry, a Scandal Snowballs

New York Times Blogs – The inquiry into corruption at the New York State pension fund started simply enough. Alan G. Hevesi, the former comptroller, was accused of using state workers as chauffeurs for his ailing wife. But by the […]

Festival del Sole founder admits guilt in fraud

Napa Valley Register – The 2009 Festival del Sole will proceed in July as planned despite its founder’s guilty plea to securities fraud. Hedge fund executive Barrett Wissman has pleaded guilty to felony securities fraud and is cooperating with New […]

Fund Manager Pleads Guilty in New York Pension Probe

Bloomberg – Barrett Wissman, a Dallas hedge fund manager, pleaded guilty to securities fraud as part of an investigation of corruption at New York’s $122 billion pension fund, state officials said. Wissman, 46, an executive of HFV Asset Management LP, […]

A Hedge Fund Executive Is Guilty of Securities Fraud

New York Times – A hedge fund executive has pleaded guilty to securities fraud and is cooperating with New York State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo’s investigation of corruption at the state pension fund, according to court records unsealed in […]

Former chairman of GM financial arm charged in Madoff-related fraud

WSWS – New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo on Monday charged J. Ezra Merkin, a multi-millionaire hedge fund manager and former chairman of GMAC Financial Services, the financial arm of General Motors, with bilking investors out of $2.4 billion […]

New Legislation Proposed, Raising Hedge Fund Issues

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Carried interest legislation is being considered at the federal, state and local level, raising significant local and international tax issues. Carried interests, which form an essential element of business in almost every section of the […]

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