Insider Trading


  • Steven Cohen of previously titled hedge fund SAC Capital still faces failure to supervise charges by the SEC. The famous hedge fund becomes Point72 Asset Management Monday, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Justice Dept. probes high-frequency trading     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 11:38 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports on Attorney General Eric Holder's investigation into high-frequency trading.

  • HFT isn’t the problem—insider trading is: Op-ed Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:41 AM ET

    The HFT controversy should become the biggest insider trading case ever pursued by SEC, said investor advocate and former SEC lawyer Mercer Bullard.

  • AG puts spotlight on HFT     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    James Stewart, New York Times columnist, shares his thoughts on the Justice Department's investigation into high-frequency trading to determine if it violates insider trading laws. I think it's going to be difficult to make criminal charges out of this but I welcome the investigation, says Stewart.

  • DOJ investigating HFT     Friday, 4 Apr 2014 | 9:53 AM ET

    Attorney General Eric Holder is investigating high-frequency trading to determine if it violates insider trading laws, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Ex-Goldman director's insider conviction upheld Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 12:13 PM ET
    Rajat Gupta

    A federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a bid by former Goldman Sachs director Rajat Gupta to overturn his insider trading conviction.

  • Law clerk, broker accused in $33M insider scheme Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    Simpson Thacher & Bartlett web page

    A stock broker and the managing clerk of a prominent law firm face charges of participating in an insider trading scheme that netted them $5.6 million, authorities say.

  • Two charged in insider trading scam     Wednesday, 19 Mar 2014 | 10:46 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports 2 men have been charged with securities fraud that netted them $5.6 million.

  • SEC may have insider trading problem: Report Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 10:26 AM ET

    A study suggests that some SEC employees engaged in insider trading in companies that became subjects of agency scrutiny, The Washington Post reports.

  • Brokerages agree to stop answering analyst surveys Wednesday, 26 Feb 2014 | 5:42 AM ET

    Eighteen brokerages agreed to end participating in analyst surveys as a result of a N.Y. investigation into the early release of analyst sentiment.

  • SAC to split up, name 'surveillance' officer Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 6:06 PM ET

    The hedge fund SAC Capital will reorganize its disparate trading divisions and rename them by April, according to an internal memo.

  • CNBC's David Faber reports Evercore's former director Frank Perkins Hixon, Jr. has been charged with insider trading.

  • Former Evercore director charged with fraud Friday, 21 Feb 2014 | 2:29 PM ET
    Preet Bharara, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York

    A former senior managing director at Evercore charged on Friday with securities fraud and other violations, according to a court filing.

  • SAC’s Martoma found guilty of insider trading Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 4:24 PM ET
    Mathew Martoma, a former SAC Capital Advisors LP fund manager, center, exits federal court with his wife Rosemary Martoma, right, and attorney Roberto Braceras in New York, on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014.

    A former SAC Capital Advisors portfolio manager has been convicted of helping his firm earn more than a quarter billion dollars illegally through insider trading.

  • Martoma found guilty on all charges     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 4:11 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the high emotion surrounding the insider trading case for former SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma.

  • Scuffle breaks out after Martoma trial     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 3:05 PM ET

    After Former SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma was found guilty of insider trading a fight broke out as he left the courthouse, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Harvey Pitt: Martoma case impressive     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:54 PM ET

    Former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt shares his opinions on the conviction of Mathew Martoma for insider trading. He says this is "really the end of the SAC-saga as a public enterprise," he says.

  • Tense courtroom for Mathew Martoma trial     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:49 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports the jury deliberation for the U.S. vs. Mathew Martoma case was particularly long.

  • Mathew Martoma leaving courthouse     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan provides video footage of Mathew Martoma and his wife leaving the courthouse after Martoma was found guilty of insider trading.

  • Govt. has to get Steve Cohen: Zamansky     Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 2:42 PM ET

    Jacob Zamansky, Zamansky & Associates partner, celebrates the government's decision, after former SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund portfolio manager Mathew Martoma has been found guilty of insider trading.

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