Hedge-fund ‘Fight Club’ traded illegal tips instead of punches – Bloomberg

The hedge-fund analysts vacationed together in the Hamptons, gambled in Las Vegas and adopted a creed that parodied the rules in the Brad Pitt film “Fight Club.”

Instead of trading punches, they traded illegal tips that allowed their portfolio managers to reap tens of millions of dollars in profit. Having pleaded guilty to insider trading, four of the men are now set to be witnesses against SAC Capital Advisors fund manager Michael Steinberg.

via Hedge-fund ‘Fight Club’ traded illegal tips instead of punches – Bloomberg