Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Dec 14 2011 | 3:55am ET
The Securities and Exchange Commission has ended a three-year-long probe into alleged market manipulation by hedge funds SAC Capital Advisors and Kynikos Associates.
The regulator about a month ago informed the two firms that it was ending the investigation and would not bring enforcement actions against them, Reuters reports. The letters from the SEC have not been made public.
The SEC began its probe in 2008, two years after Canadian insurer Fairfax Financial Holdings sued SAC, Kynikos, Third Point and Exis Capital Management. Fairfax alleged that the hedge funds conspired to drive down its share price and engaged in insider-trading.
The end to the SEC’s probe isn’t good news for Fairfax: One of the regulator’s first moves was to subpoena all of the e-mails and trading reports the hedge funds had provided to Fairfax as part of discovery in the company’s civil suit, meaning the SEC likely did not find the evidence especially damning. In September, a New Jersey judge threw out Fairfax’s lawsuit against SAC; the other hedge funds are now petitioning to have the cases against them dismissed, as well.
In October, Exis’ Adam Sender complained that Fairfax’s “frivolous” litigation has caused “immense” damage to his firm.
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 ...