Indicted Ex-Bear Managers Facing New Charges

Jun 27 2008 | 12:32pm ET

Two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers indicted last week may face additional charges.

Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin have already been accused of misleading investors in their High Grade Structured Credit Fund and its more highly-levered sister offering. Now, federal prosecutors may add allegations that the two misled the banks that lent money to and invested in the funds, which collapsed last summer after being battered by the credit crisis.

Charges could be added to the indictments as early as next week.

Investigators have spoken to Bank of America, Barclays, Merrill Lynch and other banks that had relationships with the two funds. They are especially interested in BofA, which guaranteed and sold $4 billion in collateralized debt obligations last spring.

BofA is reportedly telling authorities that it believes it was misled.

Barring new charges, Cioffi faces 40 years in prison if convicted, and Tannin 20 years.

In Depth

Financial Industry Blockchain Consortium R3 To Open-Source Platform Code

Oct 20 2016 | 9:03pm ET

Bitcoin's blockchain technology has spawned a flurry of activity among fintech startups...


U.S. Trust's Beard: The Rapid Growth of the Art Lending Industry

Oct 7 2016 | 10:55pm ET

Alternative investment managers have emerged as some of the most significant art...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing – Tips for Your Initial Sales Meeting

Sep 29 2016 | 5:46pm ET

There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales...