What is it going to take for the SEC to respond accordingly to tips of insider trading and hedge-fund fraud? When initial suspicion of Bernie Madoff’s widespread Ponzi scheme was discovered by FINRA, the SEC was slow to act on it. Now, multiple referrals from FINRA of suspicious trading at the hedge-fund firm, SAC Capital Advisors LP, have emerged and the SEC is hesitant to take further action once again. Below is the article from the Wall Street Journal regarding this issue.
Referrals on SAC Disclosed By JEAN EAGLESHAM June 16th, 2011
The Securities and Exchange Commission has received 65 referrals of suspicious trading at hedge-fund firm SAC Capital Advisors LP over the last decade, or 46 more than previously disclosed, according to Sen. Charles Grassley.