Wednesday, 1 April 2015
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Mar 1 2011 | 5:24am ET
Samarth Agrawal, the former Société Générale trader convicted of stealing the bank’s high-frequency trading code for use at his new hedge fund job, has been sentenced to three years in prison.
Agrawal, an Indian citizen, had faced up to eight years in prison on the theft of trade secrets and transporting stolen property charges. His lawyer has asked that he be credited with time served; the former trader has been in jail since he was arrested last April.
“In the case of this defendant, we have an essentially good guy who did something very bad,” U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff said in imposing sentence.
For most of his trial last year, Agrawal denied any wrongdoing. But towards the end of it, he admitted that he took the code and shared it with hedge fund Tower Research Capital, where he was seeking—and won—a job. Tower has denied it hired Agrawal to gain access to the SocGen code.
The 27-year-old was convicted in November. He faces deportation to his native India upon his release.
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…