Former SEC chair on the market risks even meme stock traders can’t afford to ignore
Eric Rosenbaum, 20 June 2021
The Wall Street establishment and the Reddit, Robinhood-fueled meme stock traders don’t see eye to eye, on just about anything. In fact, rolling eyes at the stock market’s traditional ways is inherent in trades like GameStop and AMC Entertainment.
Warnings from the market greats, like Warren Buffett, may as well be a badge of honor among the new traders. But one thing Buffett hasn’t noted in his criticisms of the “casino” atmosphere of this bull market and companies like Robinhood, which he has thoroughly beat on, is that when he was a young investor himself he had a fondness for “cigar butt” stocks — the dregs of the market, companies with a few puffs left in them — before he graduated to a more refined kind of investing that made him a billionaire. And that Buffett footnote raises an important point about the market’s newest investors. Continue reading “Article: Former SEC chair on the market risks even meme stock traders can’t afford to ignore”
China cracks down on fraud and tries to clean up image with Luckin probe
Evelyn Cheng, 25 February 2021
In a period fraught with tensions with the U.S., China is trying to show it’s being serious about tackling fraud. Nasdaq-listed Luckin Coffee said Monday it was cooperating with regulators, following reports of government investigation into the company over recently disclosed financial fraud.
The rare crackdown comes after an update to China’s securities law took effect in March. A new clause said the Chinese government will take legal action against overseas securities issuance and trading activity that hurts domestic investors. Continue reading “Article: China cracks down on fraud and tries to clean up image with Luckin probe”
Former SEC Chair Jay Clayton Will Become Apollo’s “Lead Independent Director”
As if the establishment ignoring Janet Yellen’s clear ties to Citadel wasn’t enough to help you lose faith in the Wall Street swamp this year, we’ll do you one better. Former SEC Chair Jay Clayton has officially been hired by Apollo Global Management, just weeks after stepping down as SEC chair.
Apollo is, of course, the firm whose CEO, Leon Black, was found to have paid child sex offender Jeffrey Epstein $158 million.
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Jay Clayton is the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). He was nominated to chair the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on January 20, 2017, by President Donald Trump and sworn in on May 4, 2017. Prior to joining the Commission, Chairman Clayton was a partner at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, where he was a member of the firm’s Management Committee and co-head of the firm’s corporate practice.
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Solidus Raises $3 Million in Seed Financing to Tackle Digital Asset Market Manipulation
Business Wire, 25 February 2019
Solidus Labs, provider of a machine learning-powered trade surveillance platform tailored for digital assets, secured a $3 million seed round of financing led by Hanaco Ventures. Additional participants in the round include Global Founders Capital, as well as angel investors and Wall Street veterans David Krell and Norman Sorensen. With the proceeds Solidus’ team of former Goldman Sachs engineers is set to address a major challenge preventing greater institutional and mainstream adoption of digital assets – trade manipulation and market integrity.
Solidus’ web-based platform is already deployed with diverse clients including exchanges, broker-dealers, hedge funds and market makers in Europe, the United States and Israel. The funding round will be used to continue expanding the company’s engineering and machine learning teams, as well as sales, marketing and customer success operations. Solidus is accommodating growing demand from digital asset firms, as those strive to satisfy intensifying regulatory oversight and high compliance standards of traditional financial institutions. Continue reading “Article: Solidus Raises $3 Million in Seed Financing to Tackle Digital Asset Market Manipulation”