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”

Article: Bitfinex, Tether owner pays $18.5 million fine to settle NYAG cryptocurrency cover-up charges

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Bitfinex, Tether owner pays $18.5 million fine to settle NYAG cryptocurrency cover-up charges

Jonathan Stempel, 23 February 2021

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The owner of the Tether cryptocurrency and Bitfinex trading platform will pay an $18.5 million fine to settle charges it commingled client and corporate funds to cover up $850 million that went missing, New York Attorney General Letitia James said on Tuesday.

James said the civil settlement with Hong Kong-based iFinex Inc and related entities will also require them to halt trading activity with New Yorkers.

Bitfinex was accused of having sent the $850 million to Crypto Capital Corp, a payment processor believed to be in Panama, without telling clients, and after the funds went missing, draining at least $700 million from Tether’s reserves. Continue reading “Article: Bitfinex, Tether owner pays $18.5 million fine to settle NYAG cryptocurrency cover-up charges”

Article: Executives are selling stock as the market experiences its epic rebound

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Executives are selling stock as the market experiences its epic rebound

Maggie Fitzgerald, 24 July 2020

Company insiders are dumping shares as stocks experience their epic rebound from the coronavirus recession. The sales are a major shift from the insider buying frenzy during the market bottom in March. Among the sellers are the heads of blue-chip companies like UnitedHealth and BlackRock. Continue reading “Article: Executives are selling stock as the market experiences its epic rebound”

Subject: Letitia James

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Letitia “Tish” James is the 67th Attorney General for the State of New York.  In 2013, James was elected Public Advocate for the City of New York and then reelected in 2017. Prior to serving as Public Advocate, James represented the 35th Council District in Brooklyn in the New York City Council for ten years. Before her election to the City Council, James served as head of the Brooklyn Regional Office of the New York State Attorney General’s Office. James began her career as a public defender at the Legal Aid Society. She is a graduate of Lehman College and Howard University School of Law.

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Article: Robot Funds and Bank Regulation

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Robot Funds and Bank Regulation

Matt Levine, 04 August 2016

What’s Steve Cohen up to? Stamford Harbor Capital, the new firm started by Steven Cohen and led by a longtime deputy, is working with a third-party marketing company that’s meeting with potential clients to gauge interest in investment vehicles that could be started as soon as 2018. Continue reading “Article: Robot Funds and Bank Regulation”