The Federal Reserve Bank is Naked: QE 10T Dollar ‘Loans’ Swaps and Naked Mortgage Bonds of Quantitative Easing 1
Economics Voodoo, 28 December 2012
The banking and financial crisis emerging in September 2008 is often called a global financial crisis, but to be more precise the data point to a crisis of the Western central banks. I referenced euros previously, so this is the euros companion to Quantitative Easing 0-1-2-3∞ & The Federal Reserve’s Love Affair with its Banks and Mortgage Bonds: Levitating The Black Hole. QE 0-1-2-3 is incomplete as concurrently the Federal Reserve Bank also entered into $10.06 Trillion in dollar ‘loans’ liquidity swaps with foreign central banks that we examine in Section I. Why QE $10T as we look at a few of Europe’s largest banks in Section II, which leads us to the $1.25 Trillion naked reasons behind the Federal Reserve Bank’s Quantitative Easing I purchase of phantom agency mortgage bonds that we revisit more closely in Section III.
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Indian-origin hedge fund manager Mathew Martoma indicted in insider trading
The Economic Times, 26 December 2012
Indian-origin hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma has been indicted in one of the “most lucrative” insider trading schemes ever involving $276 million and will be arraigned in a court here next month. Martoma, 38, was arrested last month at his home in Boca Raton, Florida, on charges of using material, non-public information he received from a doctor on the clinical trial of an Alzheimer’s disease drug to make prots and avoid losses for his hedge fund in an amount totaling $276 million Continue reading “Article: Indian-origin hedge fund manager Mathew Martoma indicted in insider trading”
The Hedge Fund Industry: an increasingly litigious environment
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In July 2006, Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited (the insurance and financial services holding company based in Toronto Canada) brought a legal action in the Superior Court of New Jersey against a number of prominent US based hedge funds including S.A.C. Capital Management (the $10billion hedge fund operated by Stephen Cohen), Exis Capital Management, Lone Pine Capital, Rocker Partners L.P. and Third Point LLC alleging stock market manipulation. Continue reading “Article: The Hedge Fund Industry: an increasingly litigious environment”
From Bernie Madoff to Steven Cohen, Enabling Suspiciously High Returns
Jesse Eisinger, 12 December 2012
To have one employee tied to insider trading may be regarded as a misfortune. But, with apologies to Oscar Wilde, to have six looks like carelessness.
Poor Steven A. Cohen, the powerful hedge fund manager who heads SAC Capital Advisers. People he employs just keep getting swept up in the sprawling insider trading investigation that has spanned years now. In addition to the six who have gotten in trouble for activities when employed at SAC, at least six others have been ensnared by insider trading investigations after leaving the firm. The latest arrest, of the pharmaceutical industry analyst Mathew Martoma, is the first that ties Mr. Cohen to trades the government says were illegal. Continue reading “Article: From Bernie Madoff to Steven Cohen, Enabling Suspiciously High Returns”
The Bare, Naked Truth About The Federal Reserve’s Socialist Agenda
Money Morning, 11 December 2012
The top line story, according to the FDIC’s latest Quarterly Banking Review, is that the majority of U.S. banks are in better shape today than they have been in years.
The untold story is that when the Federal Reserve is done transitioning the United States from capitalism to socialism, the few dozen banks that remain in America will all be profitable until they need bailing out again, but will never die and live on in infamy.
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HSBC pays record $1.9bn fine to settle US money-laundering accusations
Jill Treanor and Dominic Rushe, 11 December 2012
HSBC was guilty of a “blatant failure” to implement anti-money laundering controls and wilfully flouted US sanctions, American prosecutors said, as the bank was forced to pay a record $1.9bn (£1.2bn) to settle allegations it allowed terrorists to move money around the financial system.
Hours after the bank’s chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, said he was “profoundly sorry” for the failures, assistant attorney general Lanny Breuer told a press conference in New York that Mexican drug traffickers deposited hundreds of thousands of dollars each day in HSBC accounts. At least $881m in drug trafficking money was laundered throughout the bank’s accounts. Continue reading “Article: HSBC pays record $1.9bn fine to settle US money-laundering accusations”