Subject: Mathew Martoma

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Mathew Martoma  (born May 18, 1974, as Ajai Mathew Mariamdani Thomas) is an American former hedge fund trader. As a portfolio manager at S.A.C. Capital Advisors, he was accused of generating possibly the largest single insider trading transaction profit in history at a value of $276 million.

A jury convicted him, and in November 2014 he began serving a nine-year prison sentence. He is currently incarcerated at FCI Miami as inmate 01138-104, and scheduled for early release on 19 July 2021.

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Official: Gary Gensler

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Gary Gensler  (born October 18, 1957) is an American academic, former investment banker, and former government official. Gensler leads the Biden–Harris transition’s Federal Reserve, Banking and Securities Regulators agency review team. He is also a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Gensler previously served as the 11th chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, under President Barack Obama, from May 26, 2009 to January 3, 2014. He was the Under Secretary of the Treasury for Domestic Finance (1999–2001), and the Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Financial Markets (1997–1999). Prior to his career in the federal government, Gensler worked at Goldman Sachs, where he was a partner and co-head of finance. Gensler also served as the CFO for the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign. Continue reading “Official: Gary Gensler”

Article: Ignoring years of silver price manipulation, Orwellian CFTC now goes after Reddit Apes

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Ignoring years of silver price manipulation, Orwellian CFTC now goes after Reddit Apes

Ronan Manly, Bullion Star, 04 March 2021

On Monday 1 March, an article in Bloomberg Law by CFTC connected lawyers from law firm Clifford Chance revealed that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reportedly investigating retail silver trader activity in the silver price and that the US Department of Justice looks set to investigate as well.

Before looking at this shocker of an Orwellian development, it’s helpful to provide some context on the CFTC’s track behavior in this area and to show how hypocritical such a development would be. Continue reading “Article: Ignoring years of silver price manipulation, Orwellian CFTC now goes after Reddit Apes”

Tweet: Anders Melin on Congress & Robinhood & Citadel


Anders Melin

Robinhood just got asked by two lawmakers to send over its payment-for-order-flow contracts with market makers such as Citadel.

The letter came from @RepCindyAxne and @RepBillFoster

Robert Steele

@Jim_Jordan @RepCindyAxne @RepBillFoster all market makers cheat and both Senate and House committees are complicit in shall we dance? The tag cloud of names grows daily.

Subject: Hamilton E. James

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Hamilton Evans “Tony” James  (born February 3, 1951) is an American billionaire businessman, and the executive vice chairman of The Blackstone Group, a New York-based global asset management firm, having previously been president and chief operating officer. James has been chairman of Costco since August 2017.

In 1975, James joined investment bank Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and became head of its global M&A group in 1982. He founded DLJ Merchant Banking, Inc in 1985. In 1995, James was appointed chairman of the firm’s banking group, a position he held when DLJ was acquired in 2000 by Credit Suisse First Boston, and was a member of its board of directors. At CSFB, James served on the executive board and as chairman of global investment banking and private equity. A 2007 Wall Street Journal article credited James with leading the acquisition process, on behalf of DLJ. Continue reading “Subject: Hamilton E. James”