Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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May 15 2013 | 1:15pm ET
SAC Capital Advisors should pay Elan Corp. shareholders at least $685.6 million for losses suffered on the allegedly illegal trades made by the hedge fund in the pharmaceutical company's stock.
Elan shareholders, who first sued SAC in January, demanded at least $549.2 million in illicit profits in a consolidated complaint filed on Monday. The group, which is seeking class-action status, is also seeking $396 million in prejudgment interest. The disgorgement sought would be offset by $259.7 million from SAC's settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Elan is one of two companies that former SAC portfolio manager Mathew Martoma is alleged to have illegally traded while at the hedge fund. Martoma was charged in November with getting confidential information about Alzheimer's drug trials and using it to trade in Elan and Wyeth LLC shares, and has pleaded not guilty.
The would-be class action seeks to cover anyone who traded in Elan American depositary receipts or options from July 21 to 29, 2008.
Prosecutors have called the case against Martoma the "most lucrative" insider-trading scheme in history; they are reportedly seeking Martoma's cooperation in building a case against SAC founder Steven Cohen
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 McKitich, CIO of Petty 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…
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.