Saturday, 20 September 2014
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Jun 7 2012 | 9:47am ET
Take Raj Rajaratnam's 11-year prison sentence out of the record books.
Just six months into that bit, a former lawyer was hit with a 12-year prison sentence, making Rajaratnam's now the second-longest insider-trading sentence in U.S. history. The unlucky felon is Matthew Kluger, who admitted last year that he tipped a broker, Kenneth Robinson, about impending mergers from 1994 until Robinson's arrest in 2011. Robinson would then pass the confidential information to a trader, Garrett Bauer.
Kluger said after the sentencing that it was unfair that he was treated more harshly, despite his guilty plea.
"I guess it's better to take $68 million and go to trial and be unwilling to accept responsibility for what you did," he said.
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.