Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Sep 27 2012 | 12:18pm ET
A New Jersey hedge fund manager has admitted to running a $4 million fraud.
Michael Spak pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud yesterday in Camden, N.J., federal court. According to prosecutors and a lawsuit filed by New Jersey's attorney general, Spak and his co-conspirators at Osiris Partners ripped off about 76 investors, lying to them about their performance while spending money on unusual investments, such as a $300,000 sport fishing boat. Osiris also allegedly inflated the amount of assets it managed to charge more in management fees.
Prosecutors said that Spak, who served as the hedge fund's CEO, and Osiris marketed their wares to "little guys" and "mom and pops."
Spak faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in January.
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 ...