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Behavioral Finance lessons from BP

05/06/2011
New York – A forthcoming paper analyzes BP from a behavioral finance perspective. One of the main findings is that insufficient knowledge, or acknowledgment, of BP’s corporate culture led analysts ...

Using Trade Data to Follow Glencore

05/05/2011
New York – With an $11-billion initial public offering in the works, there’s intense interest in, but limited new disclosures from the resolutely low-profile Glencore AG. We recently came across ...

Mopping Up the Expert Network Cases

05/03/2011
New York – Now that the Rajaratnam trial has gone to jury deliberation, prosecutors are turning their attention to other outstanding insider trading cases.  Of the fourteen individuals charged in ...

The Tax Man Cometh – Even for Research Providers

05/02/2011
New York, NY – As fiscal troubles deepen across most of the U.S., many states are desperately seeking ways to collect more tax revenue from sources never targeted before.  This ...

Alternative Research Profile: Risk Control Strategies (RCS)

04/29/2011
New York – Today, we’d like to highlight a research firm that has recently come to our attention: Risk Control Strategies (RCS) provides investigative services to the alternative investment community. RCS ...

Insider Trading Continued (and to be continued)

04/28/2011
New York – Developments don’t stop in the insider-trading cases started by Preet Bharara, U.S Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Today, Don Ching Trang Chu, an expert consultant ...

Dirks v. SEC

04/26/2011
New York – The current definitions of insider trading owe much to a U.S. Supreme Court decision which capped a battle between Raymond L. Dirks and the Securities and Exchange ...

Massachusetts Looks to Regulate Expert Networks

04/25/2011
New York, NY – Last week, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to propose rules to regulate the expert network industry.  While such a move appears to be ...

SEC Sweeps Alpha Capture Platforms

04/19/2011
New York – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has conducted a series of ‘sweeps’ focusing on ‘alpha capture’ platforms, according to a panelist at the recent Investorside Members’ Day ...

Galleon Defense Strategy a Puzzling Mosaic

04/18/2011
New York, NY – As the insider trading case against Galleon founder Raj Rajaratnam comes to an end, we look back on the case and scratch our heads about the ...
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