«Rett før kvartalsrapporter flyttet de $50 mrd. i gjeld til UK. Rett etter kom de tilbake til USA» #Lehman

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Siden 2008 har 60 Minutes korrespondent Steve Kroft produsert 6 saker om finanskrisen. Den siste gikk på lufta søndag, og denne gang er det Lehman Brothers som er tema. Bortsett fra påstanden om at Lehman Brothers var grunnen til finanskrisen, er det gode kilder i saken.

I en relatert sak hadde Bloomberg-journalist Devin Leonard forrige uke en bra innsidesak. Sandjey Wadhwa startet sin SEC karriere med å overvåke det som skulle bli tidenes største innsidesak i USA.

The SEC had gotten a complaint that Rengan Rajaratnam, the founder of Sedna Capital Management LLC, a small hedge fund, was doling out a disproportionate share of his best trades to the beneficiaries of a “friends and family” account. It was Wadhwa’s job to figure out what was going on.

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Four days later the SEC found an instant message from Khan to Rajaratnam in which she appeared to be providing inside information about the telecommunications company Polycom Inc. (PLCM): She told him not to buy the stock until she got earnings guidance. The investigators looked at their trading records. It was just as they suspected. Khan called the hedge fund manager several times before earnings announcements by Polycom; they both traded the stock.

After these discoveries, Wadhwa started to become more secretive. He and his team members talked about their cases in code when they went down to the food court. Wadhwa was known to shush other SEC employees if they talked business on the elevators.

Virkelig verdt noen minutter.

Forholdstall:
Ansatte i SEC/Finanstilsynet= 3748/263=14,25

Størrelsen på økonomien= USA/Norge = 15 094 025/265 911 (BNP mill. $ PPP) = 56,76

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