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  2. It's been a rough couple of weeks for Stevie Cohen and his crew, and the situation is growing more "fluid" with each passing day. I kinda kept one eye on it all weekend after the somewhat cryptic announcement on Friday that SAC would no lon ...

    99 comments21 May 2013 -

  3. Is this insider trading?

    Investment Banking

    I recently finished up my IBD SA at a BB and worked on some very interesting middle market names that after working with I now consider to be very good investing opportunities. The internship is over and I decided not to continue with that bank so my ques ...

    118 comments12 Sep 2014 -

  4. This post comes as a suggestion from HappyPantsMcGee (or HPM, or whatever the Diddy wannabe is calling himself this week). He asked me to explain the practice of ft.com/blog/2011/02/10/484126/sec-probes-etf-stripping-by-insider-traders-ft/"> ETF s ...

    28 comments19 Mar 2016 -

  5. Looks like some JPM tech coverage monkey's in SF were playing fast and loose with their data room privileges. This one's gotta be a first for stupid analyst fuck-ups, what a bunch of retards... Ex-J.P. Morgan Securities Analyst Charged With Insi ...

    20 comments6 May 2020 -

  6. Toldja. The SEC was barking up the wrong tree with this case, and a jury just let them know in no uncertain terms when they found Cuban not guilty on all insider trading charges. The trial took three weeks, but the jury only took four hours to return the ...

    25 comments25 Oct 2017 -

  7. How common would most of you say insider trading is on Wall Street? Im not too well connected on the street, but some of the people I know who worked there in the 80's say it was an everyday occurrence, with millions being made by everyone. Does it c ...

    59 comments3 Apr 2017 -

  8. The ongoing saga at SAC continues with the Justice Department calling Steve Cohen's bluff, and Cohen calling theirs right back at them. Cohen's attorney informed prosecutors that he would indeed invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incr ...

    18 comments2 Jul 2013 -

  9. With Raj Rajaratnam's lawyers concluding their defense statements earlier this week the Galleon saga will soon be over. Rajaratnam stands accused of pocketing over $50 million in illicit profits and faces up to a quarter century of jail time if convi ...

    16 comments23 Apr 2011 -

  10. After three plus years of snooping around, it seems that the Federal government is ready to blow the lid off insider trading wink-and-nudge practices at some of Wall Street's biggest name institutions. The key surrounds passing of nonpublic informati ...

    15 comments20 Nov 2010 -

  11. You'd think pleading guilty to insider trading, paying a $1.2 billion fine, and being barred from managing outside capital would clear the decks. But if you're SAC Capital, you'd be wrong. The Justice Dept is proceeding in its investigation ...

    12 comments5 Nov 2013 -

  12. If Raj got 11 years for making $90m, what is Martoma facing? You'd think he'd tell the Feds whatever they want to hear, true or not, given the sentence he's facing. Plus he's got no allegiance to Stevie, right? They paid him big, but t ...

    15 comments24 Nov 2012 -

  13. We all had to see this coming. The SEC has opened an insider trading investigation into Standard and Poors regarding the recent downgrade of the U.S. credit rating. On the Friday before the downgrade was announced, trading volume spiked and the Internet w ...

    12 comments16 Aug 2011 -

  14. http://www.businessinsider.com/spencer-bachus-cong... trading-60-minutes-2011-11 Forget Pelosi, Here's The Most Stunning Detail From The Congressional Insider Trading Report Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/spencer-bachus-cong... Congress in ...

    15 comments14 Nov 2011 -

  15. Eddie Braverman's blog Martha Stewart must be having a conniption fit right about now. She did five months in the federal pen and another five under house arrest for selling less than 4,000 shares of ImClone on an insider tip that wasn't even he ...

    11 comments28 Mar 2012 -

  16. Pop quiz hot shot: Couple of G-men hammered on your door, huffing and puffing, accusing your low-on-the-totem-pole ass of insider trading. You let them in, and the performance begins. Bad cop comes in screaming, messing up your stuff. Slimeball good cop s ...

    11 comments22 Nov 2010 -

  17. http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Billionaire-among-6-... This is crazy they are very well respected on the street. hedge fund insider trading Galleon Salary ...

    13 comments17 Oct 2009 -

  18. You don't screw with the Rat. Disney administrative assistant Bonnie Jean Hoxie and her boyfriend Yonni Sebbag found that out the hard way Wednesday when they were arrested for attempting to sell Disney's quarterly results to several hedge funds ...

    10 comments28 May 2010 -

  19. $20,000 Dollars?

    Investment Banking

    Hypothetically speaking, how much would it cost to get an investment banking analyst to leak information? $20,000, $30,000, or a guaranteed job at a prominent hedge fund when you finish your investment banking stint? Since investment banking analysts make ...

    12 comments17 Mar 2011 -

  20. Happy to see Gordon Gekko on the front page of the Journal today. He is now part of a PSA put on by the FBI to discourage insider trading. The 120 person case that is being compiled and could be expanded to 240, is by far the largest in history. The most ...

    9 comments29 Feb 2012 -

  21. One of my buddies in securities law showed this to me. Although reading SEC lawsuits is probably not your definition of time well spent, this one is worth a quick read. http://www.sec.gov/litigation/complaints/2013/comp... Begs the question, who in their ...

    9 comments26 Jun 2013 -

  22. First Chicago, now London. SAC Capital has announced it will close its London office by year-end as a result of the ongoing insider trading investigation. SAC President Tom Conheeney delivered the news to the London employees in person, which was a class ...

    7 comments24 Oct 2013 -

  23. All the focus is rightly centered on Bernie Madoff's insane $50 billion Ponzi scheme these days, but there is another lower profile insider trading case you may not have heard about. It all surrounds former Playboy playmate and cover-model (August &# ...

    8 comments19 Dec 2008 -

  24. Is such a thing even possible? I thought that it seem logical that people in Congress, like people in banking, were severely restricted in what they can trade? I guess not. http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7388130n insider trading ...

    8 comments14 Nov 2011 -

  25. http://www.businessinsider.com/the-congress-insider- trading-scandal-is-a-disgrace-rep-spencer-bachus-should-resign-immediately-2011-11 What do you guys think about this? Congress insider trading Occupy Wall St. Salary ...

    7 comments16 Nov 2011 -

  26. Eddie Braverman's blog In light of Raj's conviction yesterday, here is an interesting interview with Barry Ritholtz of Fusion IQ about how prevalent insider trading is and whether or not the average investor can get a fair shake in today's ...

    6 comments12 May 2011 -

  27. McKinsey the next Arthur Andersen?

    Management Consulting

    Link: http://www.finalternatives.com/node/15885 If this thing gets any bigger, do you see McKinsey going the way of Arthur Andersen? Thoughts? McKinsey insider trading Salary ...

    7 comments16 Mar 2011 -

  28. Hi everyone, Hope you're all enjoying your Fridays! I recently read an article on dealbreaker (http://dealbreaker.com/2013/06/lots-of-people-thin...) regarding the express release of Michigan's consumer sentiment survey to certain high paying su ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  29. Rajaratnam Guilty

    Hedge Fund

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110511/ts_nm/us_galle... "It will likely set the stage for a dramatic change not only in the way that the Wall Street insider-trader activities are investigated and prosecuted, but most likely this will have a chilling ef ...

    6 comments15 May 2011 -

  30. I've been working as a Portfolio Analyst for a hedge fund since graduating with my MFE a while ago. I'm thinking of submitting a recommendation for a company IPO to the fund, but I'm a little reluctant to proceed since I heard of the compan ...

    5 comments8 Jun 2011 -

  31. what do you think? insider trading, unlawful..? insider trading ...

    5 comments1 Apr 2011 -

  32. Hello all, I am going to be doing research for a grad school paper and I wanted to see if insider trading may affect any of my conclusions. To that end I was wondering if anyone knew of any good journal articles on the subject? There are several papers I ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  33. From FT: "Junior RBC analyst charged with insider trading" "Bill Tsai bought options in Electronics for Imaging ahead of its $1.6bn acquisition by Siris Capital in April. The private equity firm had used financing from the bank to secure th ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  34. Sex, lies and recording devices is more like it. Robert Moffat was a top IBM executive with a clear cut path to one of the most sought after CEO positions on the planet. He was happily married and regaled by all who knew him, then he met her and the life ...

    4 comments16 Oct 2010 -

  35. Any thoughts on working for well-known HFs or portfolio managers that have been under pressure or even convicted of insider trading in the past. As a junior in the fund, would this hurt exit opportunities to other funds? insider trading ...

    4 comments20 Jul 2014 -

  36. Are there more possibilities to profit from insider trading in S& T or IBD at BB? ...

    4 comments29 Jan 2014 -

  37. I am working on a case study, and was asked to calculate the loss. Due to insider trading. In summary, July 1 target price/share = $25 Aug 1 target price per share = $30 Aug 2, the company announced the merger and that they would be paying $36 per share, ...

    3 comments3 Sep 2013 -

  38. Yesterday, Gary Lynch, Morgan Stanley 's Chief Legal Officer, sent a sternly worded letter to the MS staff warning them not to ever again leak confidential information about the firm's plans to anyone ever. Especially not those psycho business b ...

    3 comments14 Nov 2008 -

  39. I am investigating whether "management (insider) trades add credibility to marketing activities (in this case product introductions)", thereby I am focusing on S&P 1500 companies with a time span from 1998 to 2009. I already have a data set ...

    3 comments3 Oct 2011 -

  40. Dimitry Braverman, that is... "Dimitry Braverman, 41, pleaded guilty in New York federal court to one count of securities fraud, two years after another Wilson Sonsini employee, attorney Matthew Kluger, received the longest insider trading prison sen ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  41. Alright, this happened during my move overseas, so my apologies for it being a couple weeks ex post facto. It was just too delicious to ignore. In a case of what may be the worst timing in history, Mitchel Guttenberg was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in the fe ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  42. Countless articles have been written over the years weighing the so-called 'benefit' of insider trading--more efficient markets--with its obvious evils. Yet over the past few years, a new debate has emerged over where to draw the line between ag ...

    2 comments25 May 2012 -

  43. "I want 2,500 GOOG!" Sell 200 BRK-A." "Get me 10,000 MSFT!" "<span class='keyword_link'><a href=" http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/company/goldman-sachs ">Goldman Sachs</a></span> pro ...

    2 comments1 Aug 2010 -

  44. Insider trading is a financial crime which involves trading based on information which is not available to the general public. Insider trading is only illegal when the information being used is not available to the public, for example if a press statement ...

    23 Apr 2012 -

  45. A couple of amazing books and films that I would recommend for anyone in the finance industry. **The Intelligent Investor**- Benjamin Graham- Hands down a must read for anybody even thinking about a profession in the financial markets. The language used i ...

    1 comment8 Jul 2018 -

  46. Wasn't it wonderful the other day to see Democrats and Republicans working together, side by side, for a common goal--to end insider trading in Congress? How about that? They CAN agree on something after all. President Obama mentioned his eagerness t ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  47. Insider transactions are usually worth looking at. Though insider purchases or sells do not always send clear "buy" or "sell" signals, it is always a good starting point to choose which stocks to be analyzed. In this article, we are go ...

    6 May 2020 -

  48. So, according to the WSJ (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125613042653698825...), Galleon has officially decided to walk the plank. I guess when you're on the front page of every business publication for alleged insider trading, that's to be exp ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  49. Making bacon...it used to mean getting paid. In the case of hedge fund manager Louis Bacon and top trader Chris Pia, it could mean something far less profitable. When Louis Bacon left Shearson Lehman Brothers in 1990 to launch Moore Capital Management, th ...

    23 Aug 2010 -

  50. I just finished reading a 144-page document from the Committee of European on ways to prevent market abuse. The paper discusses myriad ways regulators can browbeat listed companies into following disclosure rules. Basically, it's 144 pages on how to ...

    6 Apr 2010 -

  51. Nomura trader Trent Martin was arrested last week resulting from US charges of security fraud concerning IBM's $1.2b 09' acquisition of software firm SPSS. Apparently, after learning of the acquisition from a close friend working as a lawyer on ...

    1 comment28 Dec 2012 -

  52. The Mark Cuban fallout has begun. The cool part about being a public figure/NBA owner being charged with insider trading? You can defend yourself via blog postings! Yet to be seen: a blogosphere defense actually helping someone in the real world. Check ou ...

    1 comment17 Nov 2008 -

  53. After trading flat for days, Intralinks just lost over 7.5% on no news. For those of you who don't know, "IntraLinks, formerly TA Indigo Holding Corporation, is a global provider of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions for securely managing co ...

    1 comment7 Jun 2011 -