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KPMG Paying $50 Million Penalty for Illicit Use of PCAOB Data and Cheating on Training Exams

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged KPMG LLP with altering past audit work after receiving stolen information about inspections of the firm that would be conducted by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB). The SEC’s order also […]

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Affiliate to Pay More Than $42 Million for Improper Handling of ADRs

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Financial Services LLC (ICBCFS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited, will pay more than $42 million to settle charges for […]

Hedge Fund Adviser to Pay $5 Million for Compliance Failures Related to Valuation of Fund Assets

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that a private fund manager in the mortgage-backed securities space has agreed to pay a $5 million penalty to settle charges stemming from compliance deficiencies that contributed to the firm’s failure to […]

Final Judgment Against Investment Adviser Charged with Fraud

(HedgeCo.Net) A federal court judge has entered a final judgment against Massachusetts resident and Cape Cod-area investment adviser Kimberly Pine Kitts in an SEC case that charged Kitts with defrauding multiple clients by stealing over $3 million from their investment […]

Connecticut Broker and Investment Adviser Convicted On 21 Counts of Fraud and Money Laundering

(HedgeCo.Net) A Connecticut man charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with fraudulently persuading several customers to invest with him and then spending their money on his own living and business expenses was found guilty by a federal jury in […]

Updated List of Firms Using Inaccurate Information to Solicit Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it updated its list of unregistered entities that use misleading information to solicit primarily non-U.S. investors, adding 11 soliciting entities, four impersonators of genuine firms, and nine bogus regulators. The SEC’s […]

Barings raises $943m for Barings Asset-Based Income Fund

(Opalesque) The $317bn global financial services firm Barings held the final close of its Barings Asset-Based Income Fund (BABIF), which raised $943m in commitments. “BABIF has raised $943m in commitments from existing and new institutional investors including public and private […]

New Rules Approved to Enhance Protections for Retail Investors Dealing With Financial Professionals

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has voted to adopt a package of rulemakings and interpretations designed to enhance the quality and transparency of retail investors’ relationships with investment advisers and broker-dealers, bringing the legal requirements and mandated disclosures in […]

SEC Charges Issuer With Conducting $100 Million Unregistered ICO

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has sued Kik Interactive Inc. for conducting an illegal $100 million securities offering of digital tokens. The SEC charges that Kik sold the tokens to U.S. investors without registering their offer and sale as […]

Hedge Fund Adviser to Pay $5 Million for Compliance Failures Related to Valuation of Fund Assets

(HedgeCo.Net) A private fund manager in the mortgage-backed securities space has agreed to pay a $5 million penalty to settle charges stemming from compliance deficiencies that contributed to the firm’s failure to ensure that certain securities in its flagship fund […]

Fraud Charges Filed Against Cryptocurrency Company Longfin, CEO, and Consultant

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has filed a new fraud action against Longfin Corp. and its CEO for falsifying the company’s revenue and, together with a former Longfin consultant, for fraudulently securing the company’s listing on Nasdaq. The SEC’s […]

SEC Seeks Emergency Relief to Halt Ponzi Scheme Run From College Fraternity House

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an emergency action charging a recent college graduate with orchestrating a Ponzi scheme that targeted college students and young investors. The SEC is seeking an asset freeze and other emergency relief. The […]

Radio Host Charged in Ticket Resale Investment Scheme

(HedgeCo.Net) A federal court judge has entered a final judgment against New York-based sports radio personality Craig Carton and five of his companies in an SEC case that charged Carton with operating a multi-million dollar fraudulent scheme involving purported purchases […]

Long Island Recidivist Charged with Running $4 Million Fraud

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission charged recidivist securities law violator Donald A. Milne III, of Merrick, New York, and his company, Instaprin Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with operating a long-running offering fraud that raised over $4 million from more than seventy […]

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    (Hedgeweek) The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned -1.27 per cent in May, underperforming the -0.68 per cent monthly return of the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index. […]



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