SEC Charges Investment Adviser With Fraudulent Management of CDOs Tied to Mortgage-Backed Securities

The SEC today charged a New York-based investment adviser and three of his affiliated firms with fraudulently managing investment products tied to the mortgage markets as they came under pressure in 2007. The agency alleges that ICP Asset Management LLC defrauded four multi-billion-dollar collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) by engaging in fraudulent practices and misrepresentations that caused the CDOs to lose tens of millions of dollars.

SEC Litigation Release: SEC Charges N.Y.-Based Investment Adviser With Fraudulent Management of CDOs Tied to Mortgage-Backed Securities; Release No. 2010-105; June 21, 2010.