SEC Chief: 150 Active Hedge Fund Probes

Apr 28 2009 | 2:05am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission has about 150 active hedge fund investigations, the agency’s chairman said yesterday.

Speaking at a conference of business journalists in Denver, Mary Schapiro said that at least some of the hedge fund investigations are looking into potential Ponzi schemes, performance smoothing and misappropriations. In addition to the hedge fund probes, she saidthe SEC has more than 50 other active probes involving derivatives, and about two dozen municipal securities probes.

Schapiro, who took the helm at the SEC in January, also said she may ask Congress to give the regulator greater powers over hedge funds.


In Depth

Change In 'Accredited Investor' Definition Could Hurt Crowdfunding Space

Jul 25 2014 | 8:14am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering changes to its 30-year-old...

Lifestyle

David Yarrow On Growing His Hedge Fund And Shooting The Animals And People Of Africa - As A Photographer

Jul 23 2014 | 6:44am ET

While he’s always been a photographer, recent expeditions to Iceland, Ethiopia...

Guest Contributor

The Truth About Track Record Portability

Jul 24 2014 | 5:55am ET

The number of private funds converting to mutual funds has increased significantly...

 

Sponsored Content

    Northern Trust Helps Hedge Funds Navigate Derivatives Regulations

    Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET

    The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…

Publisher's Note