Wednesday, 1 April 2015
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Sep 4 2013 | 10:56am ET
Three whistleblowers in the Locust Offshore Management case have gotten their first payments for helping bring down the $2.3 million fraud.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced in June that the three unidentified tipsters would split 15% of the money it collected from Locust founder Andrey Hicks. And having gotten $170,000 of the $7.5 million Hicks owes, the agency has cut three checks for $8,505.
The SEC said it expects eventually to pay the three a total of $125,000.
Hicks admitted to lying to investors about his education, his work history and his firm's assets under management. According to prosecutors, Hicks told clients that he developed Locust's algorithmic systems while studying at Harvard University, but failed to mention that he flunked out after three semesters and barely passed the only math class he took. He also falsely claimed that he'd worked for Barclays and that Locust managed $1.2 billion, prosecutors say.
Hicks was sentenced to 40 months in prison.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…