Hedge Fund

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Hedge Fund SAC Capital Admits To Insider Trading

One of the world’s most powerful hedge funds pleaded guilty this week to insider trading charges.

11/09/2013

SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager Michael Steinberg walks out of a New York courthouse after being charged by U.S. prosecutors with engaging in insider trading on March 29, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Feds File Insider-Trading Charges Against Hedge Fund SAC Capital

Federal authorities in New York City announced the criminal charges against SAC Capital Advisors on Thursday. SAC is charged with wire fraud and four counts of securities fraud, but owner Steven Cohen is not charged.

07/25/2013

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Stony Brook University Gets $150 Million Gift

Hedge fund giant James Simons and his wife Marilyn are donating $150 million – the school’s largest gift since the couple donated $60 million in 2008.

12/14/2011

Billionaire Galleon Group hedge fund cofounder Raj Rajaratnam departs Manhattan Federal Court - New York, NY - Mar 8, 2011 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Bail Hearing For Hedge Fund Founder Raj Rajaratnam

The three-judge panel of the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan did not indicate at Wednesday’s hearing which way it was leaning in the question over Raj Rajaratnam’s freedom.

11/30/2011

Billionaire Galleon Group hedge fund cofounder Raj Rajaratnam departs Manhattan Federal Court - New York, NY - Mar 8, 2011 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Raj Rajaratnam Sentenced To 11 Years For Insider Trading

The Galleon Group founder also was fined $10 million. U.S. District Judge Richard J. Holwell announced the sentence after concluding that Rajaratnam made well over $50 million in profits from his illegal trades.

10/13/2011

Billionaire co-founder of Galleon Group Raj Rajaratnam enters federal court - New York - Apr 25, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Sentencing Set For Raj Rajaratnam, Hedge Fund Founder Convicted Of Insider Trading

If federal prosecutors have their way, Rajaratnam will get between 19 1/2 and 24 1/2 years in prison for what they say were more than $72 million in profits for himself and his Galleon Group of hedge funds.

10/09/2011

Danielle Chiesi (L) (credit: AP Photo/Andrew Burton)

Danielle Chiesi Sentenced To Prison In Insider Trading Case

Judge Richard Holwell said he wanted to send a warning to Wall Street; but he still gave Chiesi less than the 3 to 4 years that prosecutors had sought.

07/20/2011

Danielle Chiesi (L) (credit: AP Photo/Andrew Burton)

SEC Reaches Settlement With Insider Trading Convict Danielle Chiesi

Hedge fund manager Danielle Chiesi will be sentenced next week after pleading guilty in what prosecutors have said was the biggest hedge fund insider trading probe in history.

07/14/2011

Jury Convicts 3 Wall Street Traders In Hedge Fund Trial

Three stock traders have been convicted in the second federal trial stemming from a massive probe of insider trading at hedge funds.

06/13/2011

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Insider Trading Probe Yields Guilty Plea In NYC

Don Chu entered the plea in federal court in Manhattan. He is among 13 people charged so far in a probe of those in the securities industry who give out inside information instead of legitimate research.

06/08/2011

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Closing Arguments Start In NYC Insider Trading Trial

The arguments were expected to last all day Wednesday. They’ll include the replaying of some of the hundreds of taped phone conversations made by the government.

06/01/2011

Raj Rajaratnam arrives at federal court - New York, NY - Apr 29, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Wiretaps Vital In Rajaratnam Insider Trading Conviction

The jury that returned a guilty verdict to all charges against a one-time billionaire hedge fund founder proved to have a voracious appetite for the audiotapes of him talking to fellow traders and friends at public companies about stocks he wanted to trade.

05/12/2011

Billionaire Galleon Group hedge fund cofounder Raj Rajaratnam departs Manhattan Federal Court - New York, NY - Mar 8, 2011 - Photo: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Raj Rajaratnam Convicted In Hedge Fund Insider Trading Case

A former Wall Street titan was convicted Wednesday of making a fortune by coaxing a crew of corporate tipsters to give him an illegal edge on blockbuster trades in technology and other stocks.

05/11/2011

Raj Rajaratnam arrives at federal court - New York, NY - Apr 29, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Jury Goes Home For Weekend In Hedge Fund Insider Trading Case Against Raj Rajaratnam

The judge let jurors leave early on Friday. It was their fifth day of weighing the fate of the hedge fund manager.

04/29/2011

Billionaire co-founder of Galleon Group Raj Rajaratnam enters federal court - New York - Apr 25, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Jury Begins Deliberating In Raj Rajaratnam Hedge Fund Insider Trading Case

A jury has begun deliberating at the trial of a hedge fund founder accused of making tens of millions of dollars through insider trading.

04/25/2011

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