The pitch was enticing. At a time when the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index had suffered a decline of 41 percent in the previous three years, Morgan Stanley was offering its clients the possibility of some relief.
A New York asset manager, accused of running unregistered commodity pools, was charged with threatening to kill U.S. financial regulators, including the heads of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Robert Byman, the Jenner & Block LLP partner who worked with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy examiner Anton Valukas, is conducting the National Futures Association’s internal review of its auditing procedures and its oversight of Peregrine Financial Group Inc.
Peregrine Financial Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Russell Wasendorf Sr. said in a signed statement linked to his suicide attempt that he committed fraud for two decades at his Cedar Falls, Iowa-based company, according to a federal complaint.