Wednesday, 3 September 2014
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Oct 24 2007 | 7:44am ET
Piper Jaffray thinks hedge fund Vermilion Capital Management’s strategy is a little too familiar, and it’s not laughing. The Minneapolis-based investment bank has sued the founders of Vermilion—who just happen to be a quartet of Piper veterans—for stealing trade secrets.
Piper alleges that David Nicoski, Joseph Jasper, Shelley Moen and Scott McClure stole proprietary information about its technical research products, filing suit for misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract and civil theft, HedgeFund.net reports.
Vermilion, founded two years ago and based in Edina, Minn., has denied the allegations and says that the foursome is cooperating with Piper.
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…
The twin debacles of MF Global and PFG have damaged the reputation of the futures industry demanding an examination of customer protection rules. New rules are being implemented, which will add cost a...