The SEC charged Chicago-based investment fund manager Neal V. Goyal and two investment advisers he owned and controlled – Blue Horizon Asset Management and Caldera Advisors – with violating the antifraud provisions of the various securities laws. According to the SEC’s complaint, Goyal raised more than $11.4M in the last several years for investments in four private funds that he managed and controlled. Goyal’s investment strategy lost money from the outset, but he hid those losses from investors through the Ponzi payments and phony account statements. Meanwhile, Goyal misused investor funds to make down-payments and pay the mortgages on two homes he purchased. He also siphoned away investor money to invest in a Chicago tavern, fund two children’s clothing boutiques that his wife operates in Chicago, and purchase artwork and lavish furniture. SEC
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