Saturday, 28 March 2015
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Feb 16 2011 | 3:53am ET
Prominent hedge fund manager and former CNBC analyst Brian Kim has been charged with ripping investors off to the tune of $4 million.
The charges against Kim, who is a fugitive, were announced yesterday by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. According to Vance, the Liquid Capital Management founder promised investors that he would put their money in “safe, stable and consistently profitable securities” but instead lost millions on futures contracts—and stole some of the rest.
Kim was also sued the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which said he fraudulently raised at least $2.1 million, using some of the money to pay for such mundane things as groceries and his car loan, as well as on vacations and posh duds.
According to the CFTC, Kim invested only $668,000 of the millions he raised between January and October of last year. The rest, he spent on himself and on Ponzi scheme payments to other investors.
Kim failed to appear at his trial on separate grand larceny and forgery charges last month, stemming from his alleged theft of more than $435,000 from his New York condominium homeowners association. He faces up to 25 years in prison on the new charges.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
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…