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By Securities Docket on July 13, 2018, 10:06 am
According to the SEC’s complaint, Robert O. Carr provided his longtime girlfriend, Katherine M. Hanratty, with confidential information about a potential acquisition of Heartland Payment Systems, Inc. by another payment processing company. In the weeks leading up to the merger announcement, Carr allegedly gave Hanratty $1 million to open a brokerage account and instructed her […]
By Securities Docket on July 13, 2018, 9:17 am
As I have previously noted on this site, climate change-related disclosure is a hot button issue for certain activist investors and non-governmental organization. A series of recent actions underscores the extent to which some groups are attempting to escalate these disclosure issues, with significant impact. As described below, a number of companies have joined collaborative […]
By Securities Docket on July 13, 2018, 9:15 am
John Reed Stark, a cybersecurity consultant and former SEC enforcement attorney, said the way Facebook reported the incident could raise a red flag for the SEC if Facebook earned revenue from contracts with third-party vendors that misused private member data yet failed to disclose that the contracts potentially violate global and U.S. privacy laws as […]
By Securities Docket on July 13, 2018, 9:13 am
Hedge fund billionaire Steve Cohen is joining the Bitcoin party. Cohen Private Ventures, which was launched by Cohen’s family office in 2010, has invested Autonomous Partners, a new hedge fund that is acquiring both cryptocurrencies and equity in blockchain-related companies. via Steven Cohen Heads into Crypto, Bitcoin Through Autonomous Partners. | Fortune.