Tuesday, 2 September 2014
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May 24 2013 | 12:39pm ET
North Carolina hedge fund manager Stephen Maiden has admitted running an $8.9 million Ponzi scheme.
Maiden pleaded guilty yesterday. He struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors, who accused the Maiden Capital Opportunity Fund manager of sending clients and its administrator "bogus account statements." Maiden suffered substantial losses between 2006 and 2009, but still reported positive returns to investors. In April 2009, Maiden claimed a monthly net return of 4.9% and a 30-month net return of 47%—in fact, prosecutors said, he had lost most of the money invested with him.
Maiden also made Ponzi scheme payments to some investors, sometimes using personal funds. Maiden Capital was insolvent by July of last year; Maiden signed the plea agreement in October.
Maiden was released on bond prior to sentencing, when he faces up to 20 years in prison.
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 ...