Monday, 22 September 2014
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May 2 2011 | 1:17pm ET
The jurors in the Raj Rajaratnam insider-trading trial have yet to render a verdict—they began their sixth day of deliberations today—but his fellow traders, or at least those betting on his fate, say he might as well get used to eight-by-twelve rooms and prison stripes.
There is a 90% chance the Galleon Group founder will be convicted of at least some of the 14 charges against him, traders on Intrade believe. The predictive market launched contracts on the Rajaratnam trial on Wednesday, the third day of deliberations. The odds haven't changed much since then.
Contracts on Rajaratnam's trial are going for about $9 each; if he goes up the river, they'll be worth $10. If he beats the rap, "investors" are out their $9.
Meanwhile, the seven women and five men who will decide the winners and losers of those contracts—as well as whether Rajaratnam will spend decades in prison—returned to Manhattan federal court this morning after a weekend off from the trial.
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…
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