January 28, 2016

January 8, 2016

Steven Cohen, founder and manager of hedge fund S.A.C. Capital Advisors LLC, will be prohibited from supervising funds that manage outside money until 2018.  The SEC found that Cohen ignored red flags of insider trading and failed to supervise a former portfolio manager, Mathew Martoma, who engaged in insider trading in 2008 while employed at C.R. Intrinsic Investors, an investment advisory firm that was a wholly-owned subsidiary of S.A.C. Capital Advisors.  C.R. Intrinsic previously paid more than $600 million to settle SEC charges of insider trading.  Several of Cohen’s entities, including C.R. Intrinsic and S.A.C. Capital Advisors, previously paid $1.2 billion to resolve related criminal charges brought by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the S.D.N.Y.  SEC

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