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Feds Target Apparel-Industry Insider Trading Ring

For more than five years, Eric Martin made a habit of feeding material, non-public information about Carter’s, the Atlanta manufacturer of babies and children’s apparel, to hedge funds and a consultant who tipped off hedge funds. As the director, and later, vice-president, of Carter’s investor …

Possibly the only person at Microsoft who made money off the Nook was just busted for insider trading

Microsoft has been in the news for all the wrong reasons lately: unpopular products, an inability to find a new CEO, and now an insider trading scandal. But to be fair, the company can’t really be blamed for its latest PR headache.<p>The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today has charged a …

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Ex-Microsoft manager charged with insider trading on Barnes & Noble deal and Microsoft earnings reports

Two Seattle-area men, including a former senior manager in Microsoft’s treasury group, were charged this afternoon with 35 counts of insider …

'Greed' Drove Microsoft Manager SEC Charging With Insider Trading

On Thursday, the SEC charged Brian Jorgenson, a senior portfolio manager at Microsoft, and his friend of insider trading ahead of the company’s public announcements. Jorgenson allegedly tipped off his buddy Sean Stokke, who traded on the Microsoft inside information and shared profits back with …

Insider Trading And Conscious Avoidance: Handling The Government's Most Powerful Prosecutorial Tool

The recent conviction of Michael Steinberg, a former senior trader at SAC, highlights the power of the government to obtain a conviction when armed with the ability to have a jury charged on a conscious avoidance theory of fraud. The case proceeded without any direct evidence establishing that Mr. …

Former Trader Tells 'Frontline' About His First Time Insider Trading, And It Sounds So Easy

Naturally there's an assortment of journalists and FBI agents talking about SAC (and Raj Rajaratnam's Galleon Group), but perhaps the most interesting person interviewed is Turney Duff, author of 'The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale Of Spectacular Excess.' Duff worked at Galleon.<p>Duff is open …

Regulators bar JP Morgan official, friend over insider-trading | Reuters

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Wall Street’s self-funded regulator said Thursday it had barred a vice president at JP Morgan Securities LLC and a former Meyers Associate executive from the securities industry for their roles in an insider-trading scheme.<p>David Michael Gutman, a vice president in the …

Morrisons executive arrested in insider trading investigation

Morrisons' group treasurer and head of tax is under investigation by the Financial Conduct Authority over allegations relating to the trading of shares in Ocado before a tie-up was announced between the companies.<p>Paul Coyle was arrested in December in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, and was taken in …

'Guilty' Verdict in Biggest U.S. Insider Trading Case

Mathew Martoma, the former hedge fund trader charged with what federal prosecutors called the most lucrative insider trading scheme in U.S. history, …

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Another SAC Manager Found Guilty Of Insider Trading

Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager with SAC Capital Advisors, has been convicted of helping the hedge fund reap hundreds of millions of dollars in illegal trades based on inside information. His is the latest in a series of legal actions related to the firm owned by billionaire Steven A. …

Mathew Martoma Found Guilty Of Engaging In Unprecedented Insider Trading Scheme

By Nate Raymond<p>NEW YORK, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Mathew Martoma, a former portfolio manager at billionaire Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund, was found guilty on Thursday of engaging in what prosecutors called the most lucrative insider trading scheme in U.S. history.<p>A federal jury in …

Whitman Capital founder loses appeal on insider trading conviction | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - California hedge fund manager Doug Whitman, the first defendant in the broad U.S. crackdown on insider trading to take the stand in his own defense, on Wednesday failed to persuade a federal appeals court to overturn his conviction.<p>California hedge fund manager Doug Whitman …

Mark Cuban to SEC: Go after high-speed trading, not insider trading | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Dallas Mavericks owner and prominent investor Mark Cuban is never shy about criticizing the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and its failure to prevail in its high-profile insider-trading case against him last fall.<p>As it turns out, he is equally passionate about …

Why Haven't the Atlanta Braves Added Jason Heyward to Wave of Extensions?

After a winter of lavish spending on homegrown, ascending talents, the Atlanta Braves have locked up their young core—Freddie Freeman, Andrelton Simmons, Craig Kimbrel and Julio Teheran—for years, ensuring the quartet will help guide the franchise into a new stadium in 2017.<p>Technically, 24-year-old …

Braves Spring Training 2014: Daily Updates, Scores, News and Analysis

After back-to-back early exits in the MLB postseason, the Atlanta Braves are hoping that 2014 will bring the franchise its first World Series title since 1995.<p>The organization did not make any huge offseason additions, but instead worked to lock up its core of young players. Jason Heyward signed a …

2014 team preview: Atlanta Braves

Let's break down how the reigning NL East champs figure to fare in 2014.<p><b>More: Likes, dislikes | Over/unders | All Team Previews | Spring Training</b><p>Last …

Braves have an ace in Kris Medlen

LAKELAND, Fla. -- The Atlanta Braves have spent all spring hearing about how they don’t have an “ace” anymore, now that their old friend Tim Hudson …

Projecting Atlanta Braves' Final 25-Man Roster at the Start of Spring Training

The Atlanta Braves have completed their first week of spring training, and the roster is already starting to take shape.<p>There is still a month left to fully determine who will be on the Opening Day roster, but we still have a general idea of what it's going to look like.<p>To this point, some of the …

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Breaking Down Atlanta Braves' Key Position Battles

Last October, the Braves were ushered out of the National League Division Series by the Los Angeles Dodgers. Due to the nature of the LDS format, three losses in the postseason overshadowed a 96-win season in Atlanta.<p>Now, off the heels of a franchise-changing offseason, the Braves head into 2014 …

MLB Team Needs 2014: Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves have youth, power and pitching, but they don’t come without their obvious questions.<p>The 2014 season will largely answer if the youth movement in Atlanta can actually take hold and yield the kind of success many fans believe it can.<p>Join MLB Contributor Gabe Zaldivar as he …

Gerson Lehrman Group Launches New GLG Logo and Website: GLG.it

<b>Pentagram’s Michael Bierut Refreshes and Unifies Visual Identity</b><p><b>Creative Partner AREA 17 Helps Revamp Online Presence of World’s Largest Membership</b> …

Leveraging the Private Sector to Enhance the Nonprofit

By Jim Hake, Founder and CEO of Spirit of America<p>Over a decade ago, as I watched our nation assist the rebuilding of war-torn countries in the wake …

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SEC plans tougher oversight of large asset managers | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Securities and Exchange Commission is developing a plan to step up its scrutiny of the country’s largest and riskiest asset managers, SEC Chair Mary Jo White said on Friday.<p>SEC Chair Mary Jo White testifies at a Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing …

Credit Suisse pays $196.5 million, admits wrongdoing in SEC settlement | Reuters

(Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG CSGN.VX agreed to pay $196.5 million and admit wrongdoing to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it provided cross-border brokerage and investment advisory services to U.S. clients without first registering with the regulator.<p>The logo of …

Hoodie-clad billionaire Cuban live-tweets SEC conference | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The annual “SEC Speaks” conference is usually a sea of dark business suits, as buttoned-down lawyers descend on Washington to hear Securities and Exchange Commission regulators describe their priorities.<p>Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban reacts at the end of the first half of …

SEC reviewing if some high-speed traders should register | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Securities regulators are studying whether more proprietary high-speed trading firms should register as broker-dealers, which would subject them to greater oversight, a Securities and Exchange Commission official said on Friday.<p>Speaking at the Practising Law Institute’s …

Credit Suisse pays $196 mln, admits wrongdoing in SEC settlement | Reuters

Feb 21 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG agreed to pay more than $196 million and admit wrongdoing to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it provided cross-border brokerage and investment advisory services to U.S. clients without first registering with the …

U.S. SEC should not be intimidated by court rulings -Commissioner Stein | Reuters

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should press ahead and complete work on rules mandated by Congress even if the courts shoot them down, Democratic Commissioner Kara Stein said on Friday.<p>The SEC has had a rough time prevailing against industry legal …