Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Jul 23 2010 | 12:45pm ET
A federal judge will next week hear arguments about the fate of the wiretaps at the heart of the insider-trading case against Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam.
The Tuesday hearing could help decide the fates of Rajaratnam and co-defendant Danielle Chiesi. Both are set to face trial in the largest insider-trading case in U.S. history in October, and each faces more than 100 years in prison if convicted.
Rajaratnam and Chiesi’s legal teams are seeking to have the wiretaps thrown out, arguing that government misled the judge who authorized them and that the taps violated their clients’ constitutional rights. It is unclear how much of a case prosecutors would have left if they lose the taps.
Rajaratnam and Chiesi are just two of the 21 people charged in the case. A dozen of those have already pleaded guilty.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...