Tag Archives: securities-and-exchange


Paulson Hedge Fund Buys Banks That Lost Value in Credit Crisis

Bloomberg – John Paulson, the hedge-fund manager whose wagers against the U.S. housing market helped him earn an estimated $2.5 billion last year, bought Bank of America Corp. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. stock in the second quarter, while adding […]

Barakett’s Atticus Fund Jumps Back Into Stocks, Filing Shows

Bloomberg – Atticus Capital LP, the New York- based hedge-fund firm run by Timothy Barakett, reversed course in the second quarter, investing more than $3.5 billion in U.S.- listed stocks as equity markets recovered. Atticus bought $355 million in shares […]

Texas Fund Manager Settles Insider-Trading Claims

Bloomberg – A Dallas hedge-fund manager and entities he owns agreed to pay $788,016 to settle U.S. government claims they made more than $500,000 by shorting shares of companies while using inside information that issuers would conduct private placements. Edwin […]

Pequot Trading in Google, Cox, Premcor Sparked Warnings to SEC

Bloomberg – Pequot Capital Management Inc., once the world’s biggest hedge-fund manager, was cited in at least 44 private reports from exchange watchdogs in the past four years alerting U.S. regulators to potential insider trading, market manipulation or other misconduct, […]

Ex-Chief of AIG Settles SEC Case for $15 Million

The Ledger – Federal regulators announced an agreement with Maurice R. Greenberg on Thursday to settle accusations that he oversaw an accounting fraud at the American International Group. But Mr. Greenberg did not go quietly. Shortly after the announcement from […]

Lawsuit says hedge-fund manager stole $750,000

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – The family of a Cambria County manufacturer has filed a lawsuit claiming that a New York hedge-fund manager illegally took $750,000 from its trust fund. The lawsuit, filed by the family of Frank Calandra Jr., was moved […]

Strong payout near resolution

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – Five years after regulators forced the sale of Strong Funds to Wells Fargo and Co. at the height of a national mutual fund scandal, investors in 24 former Strong Funds are moving closer to receiving their […]

Investment Firms’ Donations May Be Curbed

istockAnalyst.com – The Securities and Exchange Commission unanimously endorsed the proposal amid widening investigations of so-called pay-to-play donations by private equity and hedge fund executives who jockey for lucrative fees to manage some of the more than $2.2 trillion in […]

Perry hedge fund settles with SEC over Mylan stake

Reuters – Hedge fund firm Perry Corp will pay $150,000 to settle accusations that it failed to report a substantial stake in Mylan Inc, purchased to support a proposed 2004 takeover of King Pharmaceuticals, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission […]

Hedging on Hedge Fund Scrutiny Fine With Court: Ann Woolner

Bloomberg – Let’s say you hand a million dollars or more to an investment advisory firm that boasts a sterling reputation, grand results and a promise to thoroughly investigate hedge funds before recommending them. For all the claims of super […]

Major U.S. exchange chief urges SEC-CFTC merger

Bloomberg – The two main regulators of U.S. financial markets should merge, the chief executive of America’s largest options exchange says in remarks to be delivered to a congressional panel on Friday. William Brodsky, CEO of the Chicago Board Options […]

Congress Gets Obama Hedge Fund Disclosure Bill

CNBC – The Obama administration has sent legislation to Congress that would bring hedge funds and other private pools of capital under government supervision. The proposal calls for the Securities and Exchange Commission to oversee hedge, private equity and venture […]

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