BlackRock Inc.’s Mark Lyttleton, who was picking winning stocks as an 8-year-old, became a U.K. poster boy for retail clients seeking hedge-fund style investments after posting positive returns in 2008 when markets crashed. Money poured in.
Two former day traders who were convicted of trading on stock tips gleaned from the wife of a former Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. salesman settled claims by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
BM&FBovespa SA, the operator of Latin America’s biggest exchange, is lowering fees for stock transactions and will offer incentives to day traders to boost volumes, Chief Executive Officer Edemir Pinto said.
Former Citigroup Inc. stockbroker Ralph Casbarro , who cooperated with prosecutors, was fined $500 and received no prison sentence or probation for his involvement in a scheme to let day traders eavesdrop on internal conversations over brokers’ “squawk boxes.”
Billionaire Philip Falcone’s hedge fund, Harbinger Capital Partners LLC, was told it may be sued by federal regulators for securities-law violations and said it plans to halt investor withdrawals at year-end.
A former broker at Merrill Lynch & Co. and Citigroup Inc. lost a bid to throw out his conviction for selling access to his brokerages’ internal “squawk boxes” after arguing prosecutors hid evidence of his innocence.