Morgan Stanley Settles Hedge Fund Market-Timing Case

Dec 19 2007 | 12:08pm ET

Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $17 million to settle charges that it allowed hedge fund clients to deceptively market-time mutual funds four years ago.

The Securities and Exchange Commission had charged the firm with failure to supervise four employees who allegedly set up multiple accounts for hedge funds to allow them to skirt mutual funds’ market-timing protections in 2002 and 2003.

Two of those former financial advisers, Darryl Goldstein and Christopher O’Donnell, were charged by the SEC last week; a third, Marc Plotkin, has settled with the agency for $90,000 without admitting or denying the charges. The fourth adviser has not been identified.

Morgan Stanley consented to the settlement without admitting or denying the charges.

“Morgan Stanley is please to settle this matter involving the behavior of four Financial Advisors that occurred more than four years ago,” the firm said in a statement. “We have since adopted new policies and procedures to detect and prevent market-timing and late-trading.”


In Depth

Change In 'Accredited Investor' Definition Could Hurt Crowdfunding Space

Jul 25 2014 | 8:14am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering changes to its 30-year-old...

Lifestyle

David Yarrow On Growing His Hedge Fund And Shooting The Animals And People Of Africa - As A Photographer

Jul 23 2014 | 6:44am ET

While he’s always been a photographer, recent expeditions to Iceland, Ethiopia...

Guest Contributor

The Truth About Track Record Portability

Jul 24 2014 | 5:55am ET

The number of private funds converting to mutual funds has increased significantly...

 

Sponsored Content

    Northern Trust Helps Hedge Funds Navigate Derivatives Regulations

    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…

Publisher's Note