Tuesday, 30 September 2014
Last updated 54 min ago
Sep 15 2008 | 8:49am ET
A hedge fund manager serving a 12-year prison sentence for defrauding an Ohio agency he managed a hedge fund for has settled civil charges filed by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Mark Lay, convicted last year of losing $216 million for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation in a highly-levered hedge fund he invested in without authorization, has been barred from serving as an investment adviser. But Lay, who did not admit or deny the charges, will not be on the hook for more than the $213.5 million in restitution and forfeiture ordered by the jury in his criminal trial, as the SEC has waived the $1.5 million he and MDL earned managing Ohio’s money, “based on the defendants’ sworn statements of financial condition.
Lay’s firm, Pittsburgh-based MDL Capital Management, had its registration with the SEC revoked as part of the settlement, which was filed in federal court on Friday.
The settlement agreement still requires the approval of the court.
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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