Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Jan 3 2011 | 4:21am ET
The California woman arrested as part of the Justice Department’s wide-ranging insider-trading investigation welcomed the new year from behind bars after failing to post bail.
A federal judge in San Francisco had set Winifred Jiau’s bail at $250,000. But the former Primary Global Research expert consultant, accused of passing confidential information to three hedge funds, couldn’t come up with the money and was sent to jail.
Jiau will be back in court on Monday. The dual U.S.-Taiwanese citizen has surrendered her passports.
According to prosecutors, Jiau offered “on point and accurate” information about Marvell Technology Group and Nvidia to two hedge fund traders, one of whom worked at two different hedge funds. She was allegedly paid $200,000 for the information through Primary Global.
Jiau is the seventh person charged in the insider-trading case, all either employees or consultants for Primary Global. She faces conspiracy to commit securities fraud and securities fraud, and more than 20 years in prison if convicted.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitich, CIO of Petty Endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.