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Handcuffs and money

Charles Goodie and CSG to pay nearly USD1.2m for commodity pool fraud

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 10:16

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a consent order imposing a USD700,000 civil monetary penalty against defendants Charles Steven Goodie of San Diego, California, and his California-based business CSG Commodity Service Group. »

Letter and pen

Cayman Court lays down more guidelines for enforceability of side letters

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 06:25

By Jeremy Walton, Partner and Jayson Wood, Counsel, Appleby Global – After being a hot topic in the Cayman Islands for a number of years, the Grand Court has handed down two decisions in quick succession relating to side letters entered into by Cayman Islands corporate hedge funds. »

People shaking hands

Laxfield Capital appoints Dan Smith as head of origination

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 16:14

Laxfield Capital, the debt origination, execution and loan management business, has appointed Daniel Smith as head of origination. »

Fraud

CFTC charges Jeffrey Gustaveson with fraud over commodity pool scheme

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 16:06

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged Jeffrey Gustaveson of Carlsbad, California with fraud, misappropriation, and issuing false statements in a USD2.5m commodity pool scheme. »

Antoine Babule, chief executive officer of Newedge USA

Newedge hosts seminar for China Futures Association in Chicago

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 12:01

Newedge has hosted a seminar in Chicago for senior executives from nearly 40 of China’s top futures commission merchants on opportunities in today’s international futures market. »

CBOE

First Trust launches First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 11:58

First Trust Advisors has launched a new exchange-traded fund, First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund. »

Law books and gavel

CFTC charges Marc Perlman and iGlobal with commodity pool Ponzi scheme

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 10:18

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a civil enforcement action charging Marc Perlman and his firm, iGlobal Strategic Management, with operating a commodity pool Ponzi scheme that fraudulently solicited and accepted at least USD670,000 from at least 17 people, largely from the deaf community. »

Fraud

CFTC charges Jonathan Hansen and J Hansen Investments with commodity pool fraud

Fri, 31/08/2012 - 06:05

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has filed a civil anti-fraud enforcement action against Jonathan Hansen of Pearland, Texas, and his company, J Hansen Investments (JHI). »

Camille Thommes, director general, ALFI

Luxembourg submits draft law to parliament to transpose AIFMD

Thu, 30/08/2012 - 16:03

The Luxembourg Finance Ministry has submitted a draft bill transposing the European Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive to the Luxembourg Parliament. »

Vote

SEC moves toward final approval of Jobs Act

Thu, 30/08/2012 - 14:14

Commissioners at the Securities and Exchange Commission have voted four to one to begin the 30 day public comment process on the Jobs Act. »

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