William Kane

William Kane

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Chicago Court Hands Out Harsh Sentences for Hedge Fund Trade Secret Theft

Following earlier plea agreements, “Ben” Pu (“Pu”) and Sahil “Sonny” Uppal (“Uppal”) were sentenced today for stealing trade secrets related to high-frequency trading platforms from Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel. In what...more

1/19/2015 - Criminal Prosecution Hedge Funds High Frequency Trading Theft Trade Secrets

An Instant Message from the CFTC: Preserve Communications – Enforcement Is Up!

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) released its annual enforcement review for 2014. The results—an impressive list of enforcement action success coupled with record fines. There were over $3.27 billion in...more

11/18/2014 - Brokers CFTC Dodd-Frank Enforcement Actions Enforcement Statistics Penalties Recordkeeping Requirements

Seventh Circuit Ruling Reaffirms: The Financial Industry Compliance Crackdown Continues

The need for risk and compliance officers is skyrocketing as lenders and financial market participants remain under strict scrutiny in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. J. P. Morgan Chase & Co. recently announced plans...more

5/16/2014 - Compliance Enforcement Actions FINRA JPMorgan Chase SEC

D.C. Circuit Court Upholds Dodd-Frank Inspired CFTC Regulations Subjecting Mutual Funds That Invest in Commodities to CFTC...

In 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), in response to Dodd-Frank, adopted new regulations to require mutual funds and other registered investment companies that exceed certain position levels in commodity...more

7/1/2013 - Administrative Procedure Act CEA CFTC CPO Dodd-Frank Investment Companies Mutual Funds Registration SEC

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