Billionaire Steven A. Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors LP, the hedge fund accused of fostering a culture of rampant insider trading, has agreed to plead guilty Nov. 8 to securities fraud and wire fraud, pay a record $1.8 billion and shutter its investment advisory business.
SAC Capital Advisors LP, the hedge- fund firm led by billionaire Steven Cohen, has agreed to plead guilty to a federal indictment and pay $1.8 billion as part of a multiyear investigation into insider trading.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether junk-bond pioneer Michael Milken acted as an adviser to Guggenheim Partners LLC in violation of a lifetime ban from the securities industry, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
Knowledge Universe Education LLC, the early childhood education and care center operator founded by junk bond pioneer Michael Milken, pulled a $342 million high- yield loan it was seeking to raise, according to Standard & Poor’s.
The U.S. medical-system overhaul will improve the nation’s health and cut costs only if it’s followed by initiatives to curtail the epidemic of obesity and diabetes, said Michael Milken, founder of the Milken Institute.
It took three decades for the amount of speculative-grade debt to reach $1 trillion. It took about seven years to reach $2 trillion as investors sought relief from the financial repression brought on by near-zero interest rates.
Bennett Goodman, who got his start almost 30 years ago helping Michael Milken use junk bonds to fund companies others thought too risky, says he is now the biggest investor in high-yield corporate loans in Europe as local banks back away.