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Feb 13 2013 | 11:04am ET
BNY Mellon has agreed to pay $23 million to institutional clients harmed by trade manipulations made to favor hedge funds.
The Securities and Exchange Commission's staff has submitted a plan to distribute the $19.3 million in disgorgement and $3.7 million in prejudgment interest. The SEC filed an administrative complaint against BNY two years ago over the former Mellon Securities, alleging that institutional order desk manager Mark Shaw dummied the timing of cross trades "to advantage a handful of accounts held by individuals and hedge funds at the expense of accounts belonging to various employee stock purchase plans, employee stock option plans, direct purchase and sale plans, and similar plans."
The SEC stumbled upon Shaw's scheme, which allegedly ran from 1999 through 2008, when it filed an unrelated charge against one of the hedge funds. That led to an internal BNY investigation. The bank sold Mellon Securities in 2009.
Shaw himself was ordered to pay more than $350,000 in disgorgement and fines.
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 ...