Monday, 20 October 2014
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Jan 29 2008 | 7:39am ET
The tragic death of a former hedge fund executive’s son has landed in the courts. Brian Cohn, who stepped down from his post a president of SAC Capital Advisors earlier this month, has sued the company who built the pool in which his 6-year-old son drowned in July.
He also filed suit against the manufacturer of the pool’s drainage equipment and the town of Greenwich, Conn.
Cohn alleges that his son, Zachary, drowned when he was caught in a faulty drain suction line. It also accused Greenwich of approving the pool in spite of “multiple obvious code violations,” the Cohn’s attorneys, Silver Golub and Teitell, said yesterday.
According to the release, if the Cohns are successful in the litigation, any awards would go to the non-profit they set up in their son’s memory, the ZAC Foundation for Children’s Safety.
Cohn spent 11 years at SAC, the Stamford, Conn.-based hedge fund giant, and said he’ll be taking a break before pursuing a new employment opportunity.
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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