Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Oct 21 2011 | 11:55am ET
Hedge fund manager Bo K. Brownstein, head of Big 5 Asset Management, is expected to plead guilty to insider trading charges on Friday.
Brownstein, whose family is prominent in Denver political circles, is expected to admit to profiting from a confidential stock tip about a corporate merger, reports DealBook, citing two people briefed on the case.
According to federal prosecutors, Brownstein’s tip came from H. Clayton Peterson, a former director of Denver-based Mariner Energy, who told his son about a forthcoming $2.7 billion takeover of Mariner by the Apache Corporation in April 2010.
The son, money manager Drew Peterson, earned an estimated $150,000 trading on the tip. Prosecutors say he also passed the info along to Brownstein, a close friend, who purchased Mariner shares and options.
Brownstein has not been identified by federal prosecutors in their court filings which refer to a “co-conspirator” of the Petersons who earned over $5 million in illegal profits for his fund and his relatives.
The Petersons both pled guilty to insider trading in August. Clayton was sentenced to two years probation while Drew has yet to be sentenced.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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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