Monday, 30 March 2015
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Jun 13 2011 | 12:15pm ET
Goldman Sachs executive Fabrice Tourre, the only individual accused in the collateralized debt obligation case that cost Goldman a $550 million settlement last year, will have to defend himself against a slimmed-down Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit, a judge has ruled.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Jones ruled that, "by virtue of alleging Tourre was principally responsible for" ABACUS-AC-1, the $1 billion CDO at the center of the lawsuit, "and its marketing materials, the SEC sufficiently alleges that Tourre" broke the law and "knowingly, recklessly or negligently" misrepresented the CDO to clients. But she threw out several claims in the wake of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year denying U.S. legal protection to foreign investors who buy securities abroad.
The SEC alleges that ABACUS was structured and marketed on behalf of hedge fund Paulson & Co., which has not been accused of any wrongdoing. Goldman and Tourre were accused of misleading investors about Paulson's role—the regulator claims that Paulson had a hand in selecting the securities that went into the CDO, which it would make a killing shorting.
The mixed ruling allowed both sides to claim victory, with both saying they were "pleased."
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…