Sunday, 29 March 2015
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Apr 27 2011 | 1:12pm ET
Fund of hedge funds Pacific Alternative Asset Management will not face a Securities and Exchange Commission enforcement action over its relationship with Paloma Partners's Donald Sussman.
Both the SEC and PAAMCo confirmed the end of the probe, which followed an October court ruling granting Sussman a 40% stake in PAAMCo. The fund of funds said the investigation's end was "good news."
"We are grateful for all the expressions of support we received from our clients over these months, and we look forward to continuing to serve you," PAAMCo CEO Jane Buchan.
The investigation led several institutional investors to put PAAMCo on watch.
The SEC launched its probe after U.S. District Judge Richard Sullivan said, in his ruling, that the firm's arrangement with Sussman, who seeded PAAMCo with $2 million, "may have been designed to mislead a number of observers, from the tax authorities to the SEC to entities wishing to invest in women-owned businesses." Sullivan said Sussman may have been given a convertible loan in exchange for his seed funding, rather than an equity stake, to ensure PAAMCo would "qualify as a woman-owned business."
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…