SEC Charges Ex-Hedge Fund Analyst With Insider Trading

Oct 21 2008 | 11:32am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission yesterday charged Brian Ladin, a former analyst for Bonanza Master Fund, a Dallas-based hedge fund, with insider trading.

The SEC's complaint alleges that Ladin engaged in unlawful trading in connection with a 2004 private investment in public equity transaction conducted by Radyne Comstream. Ladin, on the basis of the material, non-public PIPE information, presented an investment in Radyne to Bonanza, resulting in Bonanza establishing a 100,000-share short position in Radyne stock. Ladin, in signing the offering's stock purchase agreement on behalf of Bonanza, allegedly represented that Bonanza did not hold a short position in Radyne common stock when he knew that Bonanza held a short position in Radyne's common stock.

Ladin, without admitting or denying the allegations, agreed to settle the charges for $330,427. Bonanza, as relief defendant, was ordered to disgorge a total of $371,429 in ill-gotten gains.

In Depth

PAAMCO: Will Inflation Deflate the Asset Bubble?

Jan 30 2018 | 9:49pm ET

As the U.S. shifts from monetary stimulus to fiscal stimulus, market pricing should...


CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

Boost Hedge Fund Marketing ROI By Raising Your ROO

Feb 14 2018 | 9:57pm ET

Tasked with delivering returns on client capital, a common dilemma for many alternative...


FINalternatives Trending

From the current issue of