Sun, Mar 29, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Greenlight Fined For Trading Abuse In The UK

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK is fining David Einhorn and his firm Greenlight Capital for trading abuses. The fines are split between Einhorn and Greenlight Capital, at just over £3mn pounds each for using insider information when selling shares in a public company in the UK in 2009, according to several press reports.

The FSA is claiming that Einhorn had a conversation with a broker that British company Punch Taverns was about to begin fundraising, prompting Einhorn to sell his position on the company, saving himself and Greenlight £5.8mn. Einhorn claims that the information was not something he considered insider information, but the FSA disagrees and called it in a statement a "serious case of market abuse." The Wall Street Journal offers a full accounting of the FSA timeline here.

Einhorn said in a statement that he feels as though the fines are unfair and inconsistent with previous FSA handling of such matters, but that he plans to pay the fines and focus on his business. Einhorn will have a conference call with investors tomorrow afternoon to discuss the situation. He has assured investors that no investor money will go toward paying the fines.

Einhorn and his firm Greenlight is a well known US based hedge fund. Einhorn has made his career from by taking an activist ......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Other Voices: Does the hedge fund industry benefit society?[more]

    This article was authored by Don Steinbrugge, Chairman of Agecroft Partners, a US-based global consulting and third party marketing firm for hedge funds. It is no secret that the hedge fund industry is viewed negatively by a la

  2. Private credit comes into focus for investors[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: As investors look for a way out of the low yield/no yield environment, private credit is becoming an increasingly attractive asset class, according to a white paper from Bayshore Capital Advisors. Private credit has grown steadily since the financial crisis as

  3. Other Voices: The role of diversification in CTA portfolios[more]

    2014 brought a resurgence of managed futures strategies, or CTAs, which performed very well as a whole, outperforming all other hedge fund strategies. However, a closer look reveals that there was a wide range of performance, or return dispersion, across managers. The bottom line? Not all CTAs

  4. Neuberger Berman unit buys 20% stake in activist hedge fund Jana Partners for $2bn[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Neuberger Berman’s unit Dyal Capital Partners bought a 20% stake in activist hedge fund firm Jana Partners worth $2bn, WSJ.com reports. The deal comes as activi

  5. Hedge fund launches fall again, $1bn funds found to outperform even smaller hedge funds[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The number of new hedge fund launches fell again in 2014, the third consecutive year of decline, while fund liquidations saw their first drop since 2010, according to the latest HFR Market Microstructure Industry Report released by industry data provider HFR. Acc

 

banner