Monday, 22 September 2014
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Jul 18 2014 | 11:12am ET
Following Rengan Rajaratnam’s acquittal on insider-trading charges earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission is not eager to follow in prosecutors’ footsteps up the courtroom steps—and Rajaratnam himself isn’t especially eager for a reprise engagement.
Both sides have asked a federal judge for an extra two months’ delay in the civil case, brought alongside the criminal case against Galleon Group founder Raj Rajaratnam’s younger brother. The SEC and Rajaratnam’s lawyers are discussing a settlement.
Rajaratnam became the first person in the last five years to be acquitted of insider trading charges when a jury found that he had not conspired with his brother, who is serving an 11-year sentence. The SEC’s allegations—that he earned more than $3 million trading on confidential information—mirrors those of the criminal case, but the regulator has a lower burden of proof in a civil trial.
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…
Credit default swaps brought down the London Whale and cost JPMorgan $6.2 billion. Here is how it happened.