Supreme Court decision in Janus securities fraud case

This morning the U.S. Supreme Court has delivered its ruling in the securities fraud case Janus Capital Group v. First Derivatives Traders. The case is another in which investors tested boundaries between primary and secondary players who might be liable for damages in such fraud cases.

The Court, reversing a Fourth Circuit decision, held that Janus Capital Management, investment adviser and administrator of Janus Investment Fund, cannot be held liable in a private action under the SEC’s Rule 10b–5 for false statements in mutual fund prospectuses made by Janus Investment Fund.

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Alex has been specializing in hedge fund and alternative investment news since April 2006. Working mainly in research and manager interviews, she has published breaking news on the hedge fund industry on her blog, as well as several industry publications. Her access to hedge fund managers gives her insight into news stories as well, and the ability to track press releases and other breaking news in real time.
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