Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Jul 1 2013 | 12:24pm ET
For the second time in as many weeks, a federal appeals court has refused to throw out a hedge-fund insider-trading conviction.
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan rejected the appeals of Zvi Goffer, Craig Drimal and Michael Kimelman. The three were convicted in 2011 of participating in one of two interlocking insider-trading rings in the Galleon Group case; both Goffer and Drimal, the latter of whom pleaded guilty in the case, were former Galleon employees.
Last week, the Second Circuit upheld the conviction of Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam, who is serving an 11-year prison sentence.
While the court upheld all three convictions and sentences, including Goffer’s 10-year term, it ordered that the order of forfeiture against Goffer be recalculated.
Drimal was sentenced to five-and-a-half years in prison and Kimelman, who worked with Goffer and Goffer’s brother, Emmanuel, who was also convicted, at hedge fund Incremental Capital, to two-and-a-half years. Kimelman had rejected a no-bail plea deal before the trial.
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…
Most traders agree that proper risk management is the key to successful trading. However, many traders depend on the deeply flawed measure of standard deviation as a benchmark of risk. Here we put it ...