Canadians were among the top foreigners to report tips of alleged corporate malfeasance this year to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission through the regulator’s whistleblower line.
Calls from the United Kingdom and India outstripped Canada this year, but Canadians were the third most active tippers with 58 calls to the regulator that offers financial incentives for tips that lead to successful enforcement action.
Did someone finally inform the SEC that Bernie Madoff's business model has been adopted by every central bank in the "developed world?" Whatever the reason for today's record SEC award, which almost certainly has to do with HFT, a topic which this blog first brought to light back in 2009 when nobody had a clue what algo/high frequency trading is, congratulations to the lucky winner (unless of course it has to do with someone spilling the beans on US tax evaders in Swiss banks), and our condolences to the banks, because now that one can comfortably retire by informing the regulators of the p
Whistleblowing just became a lot more lucrative. The Securities and Exchange Commission announced its largest whistleblower award ever today, more than $14 million to an insider who helped recoup investor funds.
NEW YORK — A judge in New York approved one of two proposed settlements between units of Steven A. Cohen’s US$15-billion hedge fund SAC Capital Advisors and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over civil charges related to insider trading.
The roughly US$14-million settlement is between the SEC and SAC’s unit Sigma Capital Management, where a former analyst, Jon Horvath, admitted to trading on non-public information about Dell Inc and Nvidia Corp.