Saturday, 30 August 2014
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Sep 24 2008 | 3:17pm ET
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today revoked the registration of Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management, based on fraud judgments entered against the hedge fund last month. The firm was ordered to pay restitution of approximately $276 million and an $8.8 million civil monetary penalty for swindling investors out about $200 million.
Meanwhile, the CFTF simultaneously filed and settled charges against four registered commodity pool operators, charging them with failing to distribute to investors and file with the National Futures Association one or more of their respective commodity pools’ annual reports in a timely manner.
Chicago-based Mansur Capital Corporation, San Francisco-based Persistent Edge Management, and New York-based Stillwater Capital Partners were charged in the CFTC action and are on the hook for $75,000, $120,000 and $135,000, respectively.
While each of the CPOs had obtained extensions of their respective deadlines for various pools and reporting years, the CFTC alleged that each failed to timely comply with its obligations.
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…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...