Archive for November, 2012

Did Sex Influence SEC Investigations?

November 27, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

It sounds like the former chief of the Securities and Exchange Commission watchdog office had an affair with every woman who (more…)

Spyware and Guns at the SEC

November 25, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

Behind the icy glass façade of the US Securities and Exchange Commission is allegedly a seething den full of schemes, (more…)

Cerberus Sells Aircraft Company

November 18, 2012

Cerberus sold as many as 15 million shares in (more…)

Quant Traders’ Contrarian Bullish Bets

November 14, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

Quantitative models sometimes come up with trades that go against the flow. Case in point: bullish bets on (more…)

Madoff Trustee Partners’ Bonanza

November 8, 2012

Chidem Kurdas

The Madoff estate’s government-appointed bankruptcy trustee, Irving Picard, apparently required immense amounts of counsel from (more…)

Bank of America Consolidates Funds

November 4, 2012

A hedge fund platform that includes products from Merrill Lynch (more…)