Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Dec 14 2012 | 10:43am ET
Alan Hevesi, the former New York State Comptroller who presided over a pay-to-play scandal at the state's top pension fund, has been released from prison.
Hevesi spent 20 months in a medium-security facility in Marcy, N.Y., for his role in the scandal after pleading guilty to official corruption in 2010. He admitted that he approved a $250 million investment by the New York State Common Retirement Fund in private equity firm Markstone Capital Group in exchange for $1 million in benefits from that firm's then-chairman, Elliott Broidy.
The 72-year-old was sentenced to up to four years in prison last April, but won parole last month.
"I'm very, very happy to be home with my family," Hevesi told reporters outside of his Queens, N.Y., home yesterday.
Hevesi was one of a number of people to plead guilty in the wide-ranging scam, which engulfed several prominent alternative investment funds.
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…
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