Monday, 20 October 2014
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Dec 7 2011 | 12:12pm ET
As federal prosecutors plan to lay criminal charges against several new defendants in the expert-network insider-trading case, the last of the first 15 to be arrested is set to plead guilty.
Stanley Ng is expected to enter his plea today. He will admit that he passed confidential information about his employer, Marvell Technology Group, to then-Primary Global Research consultant Winifred Jiau. Jiau, who was convicted of selling that information to three hedge fund traders, was convicted in June.
Ng's guilty plea will make prosecutors 15-for-15 in the expert-network case, having secured 13 guilty pleas and two jury verdicts. Ng was the last of those 15 arrested, in August, but it appears he will not be the last arrested in the case.
Federal authorities are poised to bring criminal charges against as many as four others, including the founder of hedge fund Level Global Investors, Anthony Chiasson, and former Diamondback Capital Management trader Todd Newman. Both Level Global and Diamondback had their offices raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last year as part of the expert-network probe.
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…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...