According to the SEC’s Complaint, from at least November 2016 through February 2018, Lee A. Bressler served as portfolio manager for the Carbon Master Fund, L.P. The SEC alleges that Bressler represented to investors that the fund followed a conservative investment strategy emphasizing capital preservation and low risk. The SEC further alleges, however, that while making these misrepresentations, Bressler engaged in unauthorized high-risk trading in two undisclosed accounts that were margined against the fund’s assets. As alleged, this trading not only violated the fund’s stated investment mandate but also exposed the fund’s assets to extreme risk of loss, which came to fruition in February 2018. According to the SEC, Bressler’s unauthorized trading caused the complete loss of investor capital in the fund.
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