Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Jun 29 2011 | 4:07am ET
Bain Capital's hedge fund unit has agreed to return $1.7 million it earned for buying stock it had shorted three days earlier.
Boston-based Brookside Capital Partners earned the haul two years ago, participating in a Lincoln National Corp. stock offering just three days after shorting 600,000 of the company's shares. Investors are barred from participating in offerings within five days of shorting a stock, a practice known as shorting into the deal.
According to the SEC Daily Digest, “In June 2009, a fund managed by Brookside bought stock through a public offering after changing its investment thesis, even though the same fund had sold the same stock short three days before during the restricted period.”
Brookside was ordered to pay $1,658,660 in disgorgement and $90,419.22 in prejudgment interest, along with a $375,000 civil monetary penalty.
A Brookside spokesman said the firm cooperated with the SEC, paid all associated costs, and its funds were not harmed.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…