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Aug 3 2010 | 12:17pm ET
Broker dealer Lighthouse Financial Group, which includes prime brokerage unit Lighthouse Prime Services, has ceased trading, a source close to the firm tells FINalternatives.
The New York-based firm has reportedly been unable to make payroll for weeks, and today it informed clients that they could no longer place trades through the firm—they could only sell assets.
A different source close to the firm says that Lighthouse is in talks with a boutique firm that has eyes on becoming a much larger player and is making a bid for all of the divisions, and an announcement could come as early as this afternoon.
Lighthouse executives did not return calls by press time, and one hedge fund that does business with the firm declined to comment.
While Lighthouse Financial Group was founded in 1999, its prime brokerage unit wasn't launched until March of 2009. The unit caters to hedge funds and high-frequency traders, and it is thought to have between 25-35 hedge fund clients.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…