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SEC not done with probe involving hedge funder Steve Cohen

The Securities and Exchange Commission isn’t done with hedge funder Steve Cohen. The regulatory agency will look to Michael...

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Blackstone fined by SEC, will pay $39M

Private equity firm The Blackstone Group agreed to pay $10 million in fines and return $29 million to companies it owns after the Securities and Exchange Commission opened an inquiry into the firm’s use of...

SEC slaps Ocwen Financial with subpoena

Subprime loan servicer Ocwen Financial is facing its second run-in with a regulator this month. The Securities and Exchange Commission has subpoenaed Ocwen in order to obtain information about the company’s business relationship with...

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SEC determines future for profitable mortgage REITs

Nine real estate investment trusts have filed to sell approximately $2.5 billion in shares since the beginning of the...

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Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac near settlement

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac could be close to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the New York Times reported, over whether the companies adequately disclosed their exposure to risky subprime loans. Under...

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BofA lawyers sat on AIG mortgage suit for seven months

Bank of America lawyers knew seven months beforehand that American International Group was going to sue the bank over...

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SEC subpoenas JPMorgan, Credit Suisse over mortgage practices

JPMorgan Chase has been subpoenaed by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over mortgages issued before the real estate...

Meet “Fabulous Fab”: the Goldman trader behind now-infamous negative housing bets

Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre, of Goldman Sachs Fabrice Tourre, the French bond trader named in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s case against Goldman Sachs,...

New REITs to target New York City in 2010

From left, Nicholas Schorsch, CEO of American Realty Capital, and David Fick, managing director of Stifel Nicolaus A handful of new “blank check” real estate investment trusts seeking to raise billions of dollars from...

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