Category Archives: hedge fund whitepaper

SEC Adopts Rules to Require Electronic Filing for Investment Advisers and Institutional Investment Managers

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted amendments to require certain documents filed by investment advisers, institutional investment managers, and certain other entities to be filed or submitted electronically. The amendments also make technical amendments to modernize Form 13F […]

BlueCrest to Pay $170 Million to Harmed Fund Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that UK-based investment adviser BlueCrest Capital Management Limited has agreed to pay $170 million to settle charges arising from inadequate disclosures, material misstatements, and misleading omissions concerning its transfer of top traders […]

SEC Charges Moody’s With Internal Controls Failures and Ratings Symbols Deficiencies

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced that Moody’s Investors Service Inc., one of the nation’s largest credit ratings agencies, has agreed to pay a total of $16.25 million in penalties to settle charges involving internal control failures and […]

Six Major Costs of Starting a Hedge Fund

(HedgeCo.Net) Beyond designing an investment strategy is the important task of setting up your firm infrastructure, and that includes how to budget the costs of starting your hedge fund. To outline cost estimates of what it takes to start a […]

Chief of SEC Whistleblower Office Leaves the Agency

(HedgeCo.Net)— The Chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, is planning to leave the agency later this month. Sean McKessy became the first head of SEC’s whistleblower program in February 2011 and helped establish the whistleblower office that assesses […]

Merrill Lynch Paying $10 Million Penalty for Misleading Investors in Structured Notes

(HedgeCo.Net) — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay a $10 million penalty to settle charges that it was responsible for misleading statements in offering materials provided to retail investors for structured notes […]

SEC Charges “Frack Master” With Running an $80 Million Oil and Gas Fraud

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four companies and eight individuals in an $80 million oil and gas fraud orchestrated by a Dallas man who calls himself the “Frack Master” for his purported expertise in hydraulic fracturing. The […]

SEC Halts Scheme Defrauding Pro Athletes

(HedgeCo.Net)— The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it has obtained a court order freezing the assets of an investment adviser it has charged with secretly siphoning millions of dollars from accounts he managed for professional athletes and investing […]

SEC Approves IEX Proposal to Launch National Exchange, Issues Interpretation on Automated Securities Prices Staff Issues Guidance on Speed Bumps

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission today approved Investors’ Exchange LLC’s (IEX) application to register as a national securities exchange. At the same time, the Commission issued an updated interpretation that will require trading centers to honor automated securities prices […]

Digital First Media Workers Take on Alden Global Capital Hedge Fund

(HedgeCo.Net) Digital First Media workers and advocates for responsible and quality journalism are launching a campaign to demand investor transparency by Alden Global Capital, the hedge fund that purchased Digital First Media newspapers and properties beginning in 2009. Alden has […]

Investment Fraud Victims Include Online Daters

(HedgeCo.Net) — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges and an asset freeze obtained against a Connecticut man accused of misleading people into investing in his company and then taking their money for his personal use. His victims […]

SEC to Permit Voluntary Filing Using Inline XBRL

(HedgeCo.Net) — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that it will allow companies to voluntarily file structured financial statement data in a format known as Inline XBRL. This initiative represents another step in the SEC’s continuing efforts to modernize […]