Billionaire Steve Cohen hired Vincent Tortorella as chief surveillance officer for Point72 Asset Management LP, the family office that oversees Cohen’s wealth after the closing of his SAC Capital Advisors LP hedge- fund firm.
SAC Capital Advisors LP’s landmark $1.8 billion settlement of a U.S. government insider-trading probe stretching back to 2007 was approved by a federal judge, bringing to an end the hedge fund’s role as a money manager and capping a decade of insider-trading cases.
The judge in Mathew Martoma’s insider-trading trial warned his lawyers against questions tied to Steven Cohen’s trading strategies, saying it could open the case to a wider probe of the SAC Capital Advisors LP founder.
SAC Capital Advisors LP employees gathered in the hedge fund’s cafeteria on July 21, 2008, for a seminar by former Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Harvey Pitt on compliance and how to prevent insider trading.
Steve Cohen doesn’t recall reading an e-mail on Dell Inc. that was cited by the Securities and Exchange Commission as evidence that that the founder of SAC Capital Advisors LP failed to supervise his employees, according to a report given to the firm’s employees yesterday.