The Future Of Wall Street: Fintech 50 2021
JAMES ALBERT, 22 July 2021
Even before the Coronavirus pandemic closed bank branches and emptied Wall Street’s once-boisterous trading floors, the digitization of all things finance was well underway. Stock markets trade almost entirely electronically and many of Wall Street’s most valuable companies now provide data, technology and software to the big banks, private equity firms and hedge funds that execute the day’s big trades. Covid only accelerated the push for firms to digitize their businesses and handle an increasingly distributed workforce.
Behavox, founded by former Goldman Sachs stock analyst and hedge fund portfolio manager Erkin Adylov, has become the go-to solution for banks, hedge funds and PE firms looking to maintain control over their data as their workers trade and communicate digitally. Founded seven years ago by Kyrgyzstan-born Adylov, Behavox’s natural language processing algorithms and data lakes track and store email and voice communications for large banks and hedge funds, helping to protect against issues like market manipulation, insider trading and the stealing of intellectual property. Continue reading “Article: The Future Of Wall Street: Fintech 50 2021”
Tesla, Delta and Target Rise Premarket; Fastly Falls
Peter Nurse, 08 June 2021
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Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) stock rose 2.9% on strong sales in China, a major market for the electric vehicle maker, shrugging off the news that long-time executive Jerome Guillen, who headed up the commercial truck sector of the company, has left the company.
Clover Health (NASDAQ:CLOV) stock rose 35% as small-time retail investors again piled into some of the most heavily shorted U.S. stocks. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has said it was looking into signs of market manipulation following the social-media driven rally of a number of so-called meme stocks. Continue reading “Article: Tesla, Delta and Target Rise Premarket; Fastly Falls”
Wall Street Reins In Hedge Funds’ Short Bets on Meme Stocks
Eliza Ronalds-Hannon and Jennifer Surane, 04 June 2021
Wall Street’s top brokers are quietly tightening their rules for who can bet against retail traders’ most-popular meme stocks.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Bank of America Corp., Citigroup Inc. and Jefferies Financial Group Inc. are among firms that have adjusted their risk controls at prime-brokerage operations, according to people familiar with the moves. The banks are trying to protect themselves against fallout from extreme surges and dips that have characterized trading in companies including AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc., MicroVision Inc. and GameStop Corp. Continue reading “Article: Wall Street Reins In Hedge Funds’ Short Bets on Meme Stocks”
Jefferies Prime Brokerage Suspends Short Sales In AMC, GameStop And MicroVision
TYLER DURDEN, 03 June 2021
Pouring more fuel on what was already today’s dumpster fire of a market, Bloomberg reported that according to a memo it had seen, Jefferies told clients its prime brokerage arm will no longer allow the execution of short sells in meme stocks such as AMC, GameStop and MicroVision.
“Until further notice, Jefferies Prime Brokerage will no longer offer custody on naked options in GME, AMC and MVIS,” the memo noted. The firm will no longer allow the execution of short sells of those securities, the memo continued, noting that other stocks may be added to that list. Continue reading “Article: Jefferies Prime Brokerage Suspends Short Sales In AMC, GameStop And MicroVision”
Jefferies Blocks Short Sells in GameStop, AMC, MicroVision
Luke McGrath and Gillian Tan, 03 June 2021
Jefferies told clients Wednesday its prime brokerage arm will no longer allow the execution of short sells in GameStop Corp., AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc. and MicroVision Inc., according to a memo seen by Bloomberg News.
“Until further notice, Jefferies Prime Brokerage will no longer offer custody on naked options in GME, AMC and MVIS,” the memo noted. The firm will no longer allow the execution of short sells of those securities, the memo continued, noting that other stocks may be added to that list. Continue reading “Article: Jefferies Blocks Short Sells in GameStop, AMC, MicroVision”
Goldman Bought $100M Of Deliveroo Shares During “Worst IPO Ever”…And Still Made Money
TYLER DURDEN, 07 April 2021
Goldman Sachs managed to avoid billions of dollars in potential losses from the implosion of highly levered hedge fund Archegos Capital Management by breaking ranks with other syndicate banks to dump large blocks of shares representing Archegos’s exposure to a coterie of tech and media names. When the dust settled, the bank told shareholders any losses would be insignificant, while Credit Suisse, the bank with perhaps the biggest exposure, said Tuesday it has booked a nearly $5 billion loss. Continue reading “Article: Goldman Bought $100M Of Deliveroo Shares During “Worst IPO Ever”…And Still Made Money”
GameStop shares fall as company looks to cash in on Reddit surge
Staff and agency, 05 April 2021
Shares in GameStop fell on Monday after the video-game retailer said it may sell up to $1bn (£720m) worth of stock as it tries to make the best of the 900% surge in its shares from a Reddit-driven rally this year.
The company said it would sell up to 3.5m shares and use the proceeds to speed up its shift to e-commerce in an overhaul being led by the billionaire Ryan Cohen, its biggest shareholder and a board member of GameStop. Shares in the company fell sharply in pre-market trading in New York but had recovered by the close to $186.95, a fall of 1.9%. Continue reading “Article: GameStop shares fall as company looks to cash in on Reddit surge”
GME Shares Plunge As Company Moves To Sell 3.5M New Shares
TYLER DURDEN, 05 April 2021
More than 2 months have passed since Robinhood shut off trading in Gamestop while the firm’s shares soared past the $400 mark, marking a historic confrontation between an army of GME-hodling “apes” and hedge funds like Melvin Capital, not to mention the mighty hedge fund-market maker Citadel, that would cement GME’s status as a favorite of the “Wall Street Bets” retail-trading army.
But for the first time since the intense retail interest made GME one of the most closely watched tickers on Wall Street, GameStop announced Monday morning that it would issue up to 3.5M new shares in an at-the-money offering. The proceeds will help GME accelerate its pivot to digital, the company said in a prospectus filed with the SEC. Continue reading “Article: GME Shares Plunge As Company Moves To Sell 3.5M New Shares”
Stifel, Jefferies Exit Louisiana AG’s GSE Bond-Rigging Case
Jon Hill, 31 March 2021
A Baton Rouge federal judge has freed units of Stifel Financial and Jefferies Financial from Louisiana’s lawsuit alleging Wall Street firms conspired to rig prices of bonds issued by government-sponsored enterprises like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, ruling the state blew its last chance to keep them in the case.
In decisions filed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Shelly D. Dick granted dismissal with prejudice for Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Inc. and Jefferies Group LLC, which were among a slew of financial institutions sued by Louisiana’s state attorney general for allegedly gouging the state on its GSE bond purchases and sales between 2009 and 2016 with a “persistent, pervasive and secret” price-fixing conspiracy. Continue reading “Article: Stifel, Jefferies Exit Louisiana AG’s GSE Bond-Rigging Case”
Nomura CEO’s Honeymoon Ends With $2 Billion Archegos Debacle
Takashi Nakamichi and Takako Taniguchi, 31 March 2021
Nomura Holdings Inc.’s chief executive officer was having a bumper inaugural year in charge — until a U.S. family office spoiled the party.
Just days before Kentaro Okuda’s first anniversary as head of Japan’s biggest brokerage, the company warned of a “significant” loss from an unnamed U.S. client. That’s tied to the massive unwinding of leveraged bets by Bill Hwang’s Archegos Capital Management, according to people familiar with the matter. Continue reading “Article: Nomura CEO’s Honeymoon Ends With $2 Billion Archegos Debacle”
Glass Houses Acquisition Corp. – EX-1.1 – – UNDERWRITING AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COMPANY AND JEFFERIES LLC – March 26, 2021
Fintel, 26 March 2021
Introductory. Glass Houses Acquisition Corp., a Delaware corporation (the ?Company?), proposes, upon the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in this agreement (this ?Agreement?), to issue and sell to the several underwriters listed on Schedule A hereto (the ?Underwriters?) an aggregate of 20,000,000 units of the Company (the ?Units?). The 20,000,000 Units to be sold by the Company are called the ?Firm Securities.? In addition, the Company has granted to the Underwriters an option to purchase up to an additional 3,000,000 Units as provided in Section 2. The additional 3,000,000 Units to be sold by the Company pursuant to such option are collectively called the ?Optional Securities.? The Firm Securities and, if and to the extent such option is exercised, the Optional Securities are collectively called the ?Offered Securities.? Jefferies LLC (?Jefferies?) has agreed to act as the representative of the several Underwriters (in such capacity, the ?Representative?) in connection with the offering of the Offered Securities for sale to the public as contemplated in the Prospectus (as defined below) (the ?Offering?).
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Our Financial Oligarchy; Emperors of a Brave New World
They own the regulators; they own the brokerage houses; they own the clearing houses; they own all of your investments; and it’s even been shown that they can exert complete control over the government.
To understand how these banks exert complete control over our financial system, one must first understand the securities clearance system.
In the United States of America, there is only one central clearinghouse: The Depository Trust and Clearing Corporation, and for almost 50 years they have maintained a virtual monopoly over this essential service.
It is a private corporation that is owned by these mega-banks and brokers.
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Sage Kelly is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald. Mr. Kelly has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, most recently serving as the Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Jefferies from 2009 to 2015. Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Kelly served as a Managing Director at UBS where he worked from 1999-2009, and at Salomon Smith Barney in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group from 1994-1999. Mr. Kelly graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, finance, and economics.
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Jefferies Execution Services, Inc. Fined by FINRA
An AWC was issued in which the firm was censured and fined $215,000, of which $18,800 is payable to FINRA and the remaining will be paid to other various self-regulatory organizations. Without admitting or denying the findings, the firm consented to the sanctions and to the entry of findings that it did not establish, maintain and enforce a supervisory system or WSPs reasonably designed to monitor for potential layering or spoofing by its direct market access clients.
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