Tuesday, 23 September 2014
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Jan 15 2008 | 8:22am ET
A former UBS Financial Services broker has settled charges that he helped swindle investors out of millions in a fraudulent hedge fund scam.
The Securities and Exchange Commission says that Justin Paperny worked as a broker for the GLT Venture Fund, telling investors that the hedge fund had access to extremely profitable initial public offerings. But the fund had no such access, and the regulator said it suffered “substantial losses” due to poor trading.
GLT raised $14.1 million from 42 investors; the SEC says Paperny was paid $220,000 for his work from 2002 to 2004.
Paperny will pay to-be-determined disgorgement and civil penalty, the SEC said. He did not admit or deny the charges.
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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…
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