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Selected Press Releases

SEC Charges Silicon Valley Executive for Role in Galleon Insider Trading Scheme

10/26/2012

Washington, D.C., Oct. 26, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former senior executive at a Silicon Valley technology company for illegally tipping convicted hedge fund manager Raj Rajaratnam with nonpublic information that allowed the Galleon hedge funds to make nearly $1 million in illicit profits.Read more

Hong Kong Firm to Pay $14 Million to Settle Insider Trading Charges

10/18/2012

Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that a Hong Kong-based firm charged with insider trading in July has agreed to settle the case by paying more than $14 million, which is double the amount of its alleged illicit profits. The proposed settlement is subject to the approval of Judge Richard J. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.Read more

SEC Charges Trio in ".44 MAGNUM" Investment Scheme

10/18/2012

Washington, D.C., Oct. 18, 2012 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a purported money manager and two of his chief marketers with defrauding investors in a fake company he created that bore a similar name to what was formerly one of Germany's largest banks.Read more

SEC Charges Hedge Fund Adviser and Two Executives With Fraud in Continuing Probe of Suspicious Fund Performance

10/17/2012

Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2012 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former $1 billion hedge fund advisory firm and two executives with scheming to overvalue assets under management and exaggerate the reported returns of hedge funds they managed in order to hide losses and increase the fees collected from investors.Read more

SEC Charges Four Brokers With Defrauding Customers in $18.7 Million Scheme

10/05/2012

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged four brokers who formerly worked on the cash desk at a New York-based broker-dealer with illegally overcharging customers $18.7 million by using hidden markups and markdowns and secretly keeping portions of profitable customer trades.Read more