Wednesday, 27 August 2014
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May 9 2007 | 2:04pm ET
Just because you’re in the process of shutting down after losing $6.5 billion doesn’t mean the Feds will cut you a break when it comes to naked short-selling.
Amaranth Advisors has settled naked shorts charges with the Securities and Exchange Commission, agreeing to pay $716,819 without admitting or denying the charges. The SEC had accused the firm of selling short five names in advance of secondary offerings, and then covering the sales with securities bought in those offerings.
Amaranth, which is in the process of shutting itself down, assured its investors that the short sales had nothing to do with the firm’s historic losses, which resulted from bad natural gas trades.
“The trades that are the subject of the settlement represent a variety of trading errors or misunderstandings of the application of the rule,” founder Nick Maounis explained in an investor letter.
The firm agreed to pay a $150,000 civil penalty, $507,627 in disgorgement and $59,192 in prejudgment interest.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...