Monday, 28 July 2014
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Nov 1 2013 | 11:57am ET
A Thomas Petters-linked hedge fund fraud case will go to trial, a federal judge has ruled.
Marlon Quan and his Acorn Capital Group and Stewardship Investment Advisors are accused of helping Petters cover up his $3.5 billion Ponzi scheme, engaging in so-called "round-trip" transactions in which Petters wired money to the firms which was returned immediately. Quan allegedly raised more than $459 million for the scam, according to a 2011 Securities and Exchange Commission lawsuit.
The suit will now go before a jury after U.S. District Judge Ann Montgomery rejected both sides' motion for summary judgment.
Montgomery found that the question of whether Quan's "lockbox account" and due-diligence representations were actually misleading is for a jury to determine.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…