Hedge Funds

A hedge fund is a pooled investment vehicle administered by a professional management firm, and often structured as a limited partnership, limited liability company, or similar vehicle. Hedge funds are distinct from mutual funds as they employ leverage and from private equity funds as they invest in relatively liquid assets. Hedge funds invest in a diverse range of markets and use a wide variety of investment styles and financial instruments. The name "hedge fund" refers to the hedging techniques traditionally used by hedge funds, but hedge funds today do not necessarily hedge.
Posts about Hedge Funds
  • Stealing from the Dead – Accounting Malpractice Post

    …. (Remember, Smart now works for the brokerage firm.) In December of 2004, Smith Barney decided to hire outside counsel to review the matter. Unfortunately, it appears that Singer selected the attorney! No surprises, attorney Peter Jensen signed off on the transactions. (Jensen and his law firm were sued for their alleged role in the fraud…

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  • The Last Post Crisis Deal? Probably Not – Credit Suisse Whistleblower Post

    … run in cycles. True, in the past few years banks have paid billions to settle cases about their shoddy underwriting. Maybe banks have behaved a bit better in the short term but we don’t even believe that. While it is easy to say banks have learned their lesson, they have not. Let’s look at Bank of America or Wells Fargo or Barclays. These banks…

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  • Two More Oil Businesses Hit the Skids: Goodrich Petroleum and Seventy Seven Energy

    …. Defaults and bankruptcies have become a common occurrence for U.S. energy companies. Most oil and production companies need oil prices to be at $60 to $65 per barrel in order to earn a profit. Those prices, however, haven’t been seen for two years. Shale Bond & Energy Stock Losses Are Recoverable When banks and hedge funds hold the debt, we do…

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  • SandRidge Energy Investigation

    …. The report also stated that SandRidge was carrying a debt burden close to $4 billion and that it had reached out to creditors informing them that they should organize to prepare for likely negotiations. The majority of the debt is held by a myriad of mutual funds, hedge funds, and other institutional investors. SandRidge Energy stock value has flat…

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  • JP Morgan Faces Further Investigation into Conflicts of Interest

    … that benefitted multiple churches in the state. Last August, the bank settled a similar case in which it was accused of putting its interests ahead of a historic church in Indiana and mismanaging its trusts. In December, the bank paid more than $300 million in order to resolve allegations that it failed to disclose the benefit that it received from…

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  • SEC Shifts Resources from Broker Exams to Investment Adviser Exams

    … of advisory exams has become increasingly demanding after Congress gave the agency new powers to monitor hedge funds and private equity funds in 2010. The attorneys of Eccleston Law LLC represent investors and advisers nationwide in securities and employment matters. Our attorneys draw on a combined experience of nearly 65 years in delivering the highest quality legal services. If you are in need of legal services, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation today. …

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  • Former Advisors Indicted in $35 Million Fraud Scheme

    … was president and COO of Summit Wealth Management located in Atlanta, Georgia and Morrow worked with Detroit Memorial Partners. The two allegedly lied and marketed fraudulent promissory notes to investors assuring them that monies would be invested in hedge funds and fixed-income securities. Rather than investing the money as promised, Alleca has been accused…

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  • 2015: A Bad Year for Hedge Funds

    … 2015: A Bad Year for Hedge Funds Posted on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 4:42 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Hedge fund managers are often considered the leading investment experts in the world, but 2015 has shown that a million dollar salary is no guarantee of investment success. As of October, hedge funds are up…

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  • Puerto Rico Bonds – JUNK!

    … stuck in the middle. According to Congressional researchers, Puerto Rico bonds now exceed $72 billion, most of it junk quality. That is more bonding than any other U.S. state except New York and California. If the Puerto Rican economy could sustain such a heavy debt load things might not be so dire but last month, the territory paid just $628,000…

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  • Mediocre Performance of Hedge Funds Hidden By Reporting Biases

    … Mediocre Performance of Hedge Funds Hidden By Reporting Biases Posted on Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 2:27 PM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: According to a recent study, the average annualized return for the hedge fund industry since 1996 decreases from 12.6 percent to just 6.3 percent after the biases that hedge funds…

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  • Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charges

    … Citigroup Affiliates to Pay $180 Million to Settle Hedge Fund Fraud Charges Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 11:58 AM From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: Two Citigroup affiliates, Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (CGMI) and Citigroup Alternative Investments LLC (CAI), have agreed to pay nearly $180 million to settle…

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  • Madoff Victims Sues IRS for Tax Refund

    … The victims of Bernie Madoff lost billions of dollars. To lose that kind of money you first have to have money. And people who have money usually can afford lawyers. We have seen lawsuits against banks, accountants, hedge funds… anyone connected with Bernie Madoff Securities has probably been sued. The lawsuit brought by the estate of the late…

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