Monday, 20 October 2014
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Dec 4 2007 | 11:14am ET
The receiver for collapsed hedge fund manager Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management’s fund has struck a deal with futures broker MF Global.
Steven Harmelin said MF Global, which was spun off from British hedge fund giant Man Group earlier this year, has agreed to pay $69 million to PAAM’s investors, as well as $6 million in legal costs. The receiver had sought $175 million, accusing MF Global of helping founder Paul Eustache hide the fund’s losses.
Regulators shut down PAAM in June, alleging it lied to investors about big losses, defrauding them of $200 million. Last month, Eustache was indicted by federal prosecutors with two counts of commodities fraud.
MF Global did not admit any wrongdoing as part of the settlement.
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…
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