Steven Cohen’s Dubious Rerun?
Leo Kolivakis, 26 September 2017
Don’t call it a comeback just yet.
As Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen is preparing to raise as much as $10 billion from outside investors in 2018 for a new fund. Combined with his personal fortune of $11 billion, the fund could oversee more than $20 billion, which would make it the largest U.S. hedge fund launch in history. Continue reading “Article: Steven Cohen’s Dubious Rerun?”
The Astonishing Return Of Steven Cohen
RONALD OROL, 26 September 2017
In 2013, an insider-trading scandal took apart billionaire Steve Cohen’s otherwise incredibly successful hedge fund.
But surprising, perhaps shockingly, at least for those who haven’t followed the situation closely, Cohen is back. A 2016 settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission will allow the beleaguered money-manager to accept outside money starting in January. Cohen hasn’t said whether he wants to take on other investors, but the consensus opinion is that he will the second he’s permitted. Expect to find lots of willing investors ready to allocate capital to his funds – and the intense glare of the nation’s securities regulator watching his every move. Continue reading “Article: The Astonishing Return Of Steven Cohen”
Jamie Dimon is being accused of market abuse in Sweden for badmouthing bitcoin
Joon Ian Wong, 21 September 2017
Remember when Jamie Dimon called bitcoin “a fraud” a week ago? Well, it turns out that the JPMorgan chief executive could have been flouting European market abuse laws by shooting his mouth off. At least, that’s what one complaint to the Swedish financial regulator alleges.
The complaint was lodged by Florian Schweitzer, the managing partner of a London firm called Blockswater, a bitcoin market-maker that trades about $25 million a month. At issue is an alleged link between Dimon’s comments and, a few days later, JPMorgan emerging as one of the most active buyers of a bitcoin tracker fund called Bitcoin XBT. Bitcoin XBT is an exchange-traded note that’s listed on Nasdaq Nordic in Stockholm. It effectively lets clients hold bitcoin without worrying about how to store it securely.
The price of bitcoin fell as much as 24% between the day Dimon verbally thrashed it and the day of the XBT trades. Widely followed finance blog Zero Hedge seized on this and accused JP Morgan of either buying bitcoin on the cheap for itself, or helping its clients do so.
But before we get carried away with notions of Dimon playing the media to pick up bitcoin on the cheap, there’s a less nefarious reason for the XBT trade: JPMorgan told Reuters that it was just acting as a broker for clients who wanted to buy into the fund. “They are not JPMorgan orders,” a JPMorgan spokesperson told Reuters. “These are clients purchasing third-party products directly.”
In any case, Schweitzer has presented the facts to the Swedish regulator and asked them to investigate. He notes in his complaint that market abuse in Sweden is punishable by up to two years in jail. The Swedish regulator said it does not comment “if we are looking into matters like this or not.” We’ve contacted JPMorgan but have not heard back.
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TTC suing Manulife for alleged negligence related to benefits fraud scheme
The Canadian Press, 21 September 2017
TORONTO — The Toronto Transit Commission is suing Manulife Financial for alleged negligence in connection with a benefits fraud scheme that first came to light three years ago. To date, 170 TTC employees have been dismissed, retired or have resigned to avoid dismissal, and 10 former employees are facing criminal charges for their part in the alleged fraud. In a statement of claim — filed in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice — the TTC alleges Manulife Financial did not have appropriate fraud management controls in place nor were there systems in place to detect and analyze unusual trends or patterns that might indicate fraud or abuse.
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TTC suing Manulife for up to $5M over failure to spot employee fraud
NEWS STAFF, 21 September 2017
The TTC is suing Manulife Financial for up to $5 million for failing to spot and stop a large-scale scheme that saw employees allegedly bilk the transit agency with phony benefits claims. An investigation into the allegations of mass fraud are ongoing, but the TTC says so far 170 employees have been fired or resigned. Ten former employees are facing criminal charges in connection with the probe.
The TTC has filed a statement of claim in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice against Manulife. (Read full document below.) The claim alleges Manulife, which provided group benefits for the TTC, represented itself as an industry leader in combating fraud and benefits abuse. It also claimed to have systems in place to detect irregularities and weed out employee fraud.
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Rewalk Robotics Ltd (RWLK)
SEC, 20 September 2017
We are offering ordinary shares, par value NIS 0.01 per ordinary share. The offering price is $ per ordinary share. Our ordinary shares are listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol “RWLK.” The last reported sales price of our ordinary shares on September 19, 2017 was $1.70 per ordinary share.
We are an “emerging growth company” as defined under the federal securities laws and, as such, may continue to elect to comply with certain reduced public company reporting requirements in future reports.
Investing in our ordinary shares involves a high degree of risk. See “Risk Factors” beginning on page 6 of this prospectus as well as the risk factors and other information in any documents we incorporate by reference into this prospectus. See “Where You Can Find More Information” and “Incorporation of Certain Documents by Reference.”
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After the Boss Calls Bitcoin a ‘Fraud’ — JP Morgan Buys the Dip
Jamie Redman, 16 September 2017
Just recently news.Bitcoin.com reported on JP Morgan executive Jamie Dimon calling bitcoin a “fraud” and claiming he would fire any employee from his firm who traded the digital currency for being “stupid.” Now it seems JP Morgan has been caught red-handed purchasing a bunch of XBT shares, otherwise known as exchange-traded-notes, that track the price of Bitcoin.
According to public records of Nordnet trading logs, the two associated firms JP Morgan Securities Ltd., and Morgan Stanley bought roughly 3M euro worth of XBT note shares. Interestingly after the recent regulatory crackdown in China, and the statements from JP Morgan’s senior executive Jamie Dimon talking trash about bitcoin, his firm bought the dip on September 15. In fact, out of all the companies on the list, like Goldman Sachs and Barclays, the JP Morgan team of buyers purchased the most XBT notes.
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RM LAW Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Health Insurance Innovations, Inc.
15 September 2017
RM LAW, P.C. announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased Health Insurance Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: HIIQ) (“Health Insurance Innovations” or the “Company”) securities between August 2, 2017 and September 11, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
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Steven Cohen’s Billions Complicate Return of Glory Days
Nir Kaissar, 08 September 2017
(Bloomberg Gadfly) — Don’t call it a comeback just yet. As Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday, hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen is preparing to raise as much as $10 billion from outside investors in 2018 for a new fund. Combined with his personal fortune of $11 billion, the fund could oversee more than $20 billion, which would make it the largest U.S. hedge fund launch in history. Continue reading “Article: Steven Cohen’s Billions Complicate Return of Glory Days”
11810. Buy-In Procedures and Requirements
Finra, 05 September 2017
(a) A securities contract that has not been completed by the seller according to its terms may be closed by the buyer not sooner than the third business day following the date delivery was due, in accordance with this Rule.
However, this Rule shall not apply:
(1) where the contract is subject to the “buy-in” requirements of a national securities exchange or a registered clearing agency, in which case, the requirements of the national securities exchange or registered clearing agency, as applicable, would apply;
(2) to transactions in securities exempted under Section 3(a)(12) of the Exchange Act; Continue reading “Article: 11810. Buy-In Procedures and Requirements”