Article: How Steven Cohen Built, and Almost Lost, His $12.7 Billion Net Worth

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How Steven Cohen Built, and Almost Lost, His $12.7 Billion Net Worth

Kay Jenkins, 11 June 2016

Steven A Cohen has a net worth of $12.7 billion, a figure that grew from a relatively small $25 million seed investment into his hedge fund, SAC Capital, in 1992. The firm was wildly successful in the 1990s and 2000s, minting billions for Cohen and his investors until an SEC investigation into insider trading effectively shuttered the firm in 2012.

Cohen may have fallen from grace, but that doesn’t mean he’s out of the game forever. In fact, some think he just may be getting started. Continue reading “Article: How Steven Cohen Built, and Almost Lost, His $12.7 Billion Net Worth”

Article: Social Rejection?: Hedgie Steve Cohen Wants Out of East Hampton

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Social Rejection?: Hedgie Steve Cohen Wants Out of East Hampton

Smashmouth Investigative Journalism, 17 January 2014

The world’s most infamous trader wants to get out of East Hampton, NY. Yesterday I reported for the New York Observer that Stevie Cohen, of SAC Capital, is trying to broker a private deal to sell a $60 million ocean front home he bought less than a year ago. His reasoning, according to a person on the deal, is East Hampton is ‘too Jewish’ and he has instructed people to start looking for another home in other Hampton enclaves.

This one real estate transaction has fueled a social media debate about what he’s really doing. Having lived and worked among Cohen-ites and his SAC Captial traders for the last decade out in Connecticut’s gold coast I don’t think his comment is a signal of anything anti-Jewish. Instead I believe it shows his social network could be failing since the hedge fund he founded plead guilty to supporting a culture of massive inside trading. Continue reading “Article: Social Rejection?: Hedgie Steve Cohen Wants Out of East Hampton”

Article: Steven A. Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors hit with record insider trading penalty

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Steven A. Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors hit with record insider trading penalty

TOM INCANTALUPO, 04 November 2013

Billionaire Steven A. Cohen, whose hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors has agreed to pay a record penalty for insider trading, is a native Long Islander known as a high-rolling art collector and philanthropist as well as a savvy investor.

Cohen wasn’t personally charged by federal officials. Continue reading “Article: Steven A. Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors hit with record insider trading penalty”