Tuesday, 1 December 2015
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Aug 14 2008 | 12:59pm ET
A former Bear Stearns employee has been barred by the New York Stock Exchange for helping hedge fund clients illicitly trade mutual funds.
Evan Greenberg and an unidentified junior trader at Bear used a well-worn variety of deceptive practices to facilitate market-timing for their hedge fund clients from 2000 through 2003. Hit with more than 350 complaints and block notices from mutual fund companies, Greenberg and his partner used a multiple accounts and registered representative numbers, as well as journaling strategies, to keep the scheme $1.5 million, going.
NYSE Regulation also found that Greenberg, the junior trader and the mutual fund operation department of Bear’s clearing firm, Bear Stearns Securities Corp., worked together to late-trade mutual fund shares on behalf of a Texas hedge fund. Late-trading, unlike market-timing, is explicitly illegal.
Greenberg consented to a five-year bar and censure without admitting or denying the charges. Earlier this year, Bear was censured and agreed to pay $250 million in the case.
Oct 21 2015 | 10:41am ET
One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…