Appaloosa, Carlson Probed On Short Sales

Mar 25 2010 | 12:20pm ET

Hedge funds Appaloosa Management and Carlson Capital are under investigation for allegedly covering short-sales with stocks bought in secondary offerings.

The two firms are among the hedge funds whose trades are getting a look-over from the Securities and Exchange Commission, The Wall Street Journal reports. At issue is an “antimanipulation rule,” Rule 105, which bars investors with a short interest in a stock five days before a stock offering from participating in the stock sale, generally at a reduced price.

Appaloosa’s trading around the time of Wachovia Corp.’s acquisition by Wells Fargo & Co. is being scrutinized. Dallas-based Carlson Capital, which manages the Black Diamond hedge funds, is having trades in connection with four secondary offerings scrutinized.

“Carlson Capital has been cooperating voluntarily and fully with the SEC relating to an inquiry in connection with ‘Rule 105,’ and will continue to do so,” a firm spokesman told the Journal.

A lawyer for Appaloosa, which manages $13 billion, said the firm is also cooperating.

“The total amount of the trades is non-material to [Appaloosa] by any metric, including its balance sheet or its assets under management,” Christopher Clark told HedgeFund.net.


In Depth

David Yarrow On Growing His Hedge Fund And Shooting The Animals And People Of Africa - As A Photographer

Jul 23 2014 | 6:44am ET

While he’s always been a photographer, recent expeditions to Iceland, Ethiopia...

Lifestyle

Einhorns Busts At WSOP, Finishes In 173rd

Jul 15 2014 | 10:48am ET

Greenlight Capital founder David Einhorn’s World Series of Poker won’t end at...

Guest Contributor

The Truth About Track Record Portability

Jul 24 2014 | 5:55am ET

The number of private funds converting to mutual funds has increased significantly...

 

Sponsored Content

    Northern Trust Helps Hedge Funds Navigate Derivatives Regulations

    Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET

    The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…

Publisher's Note