Monday, February 1, 2016

SEC News - Investor Losses, Overcharged Fees, and Whistleblower Award

Hedge Fund Manager Agrees to Reimburse Investor Losses
A Manhattan-based investment advisory firm and its Toronto-based hedge fund manager have agreed to settle charges that they misled investors about a fund’s investment strategy and historical performance. They will reimburse investors $2.877 million in losses.

Ocwen Paying Penalty for Misstated Financial Results
Ocwen Financial Corp. has agreed to settle charges that it misstated financial results by using a flawed, undisclosed methodology to value complex mortgage assets.

Alternative Fund Manager Overcharged Fees, Misled Investors
A Denver-based alternative fund manager has agreed to settle charges that the firm overcharged management fees and misled investors about how it valued certain assets.

SEC Awards Whistleblower More Than $700,000 for Detailed Analysis
The SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $700,000 to a company outsider who conducted a detailed analysis that led to a successful SEC enforcement action.

Goldman Sachs Charged With Improper Securities Lending Practices
Goldman, Sachs & Co. has agreed to pay $15 million to settle charges that its securities lending practices violated federal regulations.

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