REGULATION, LEGAL

Senate Committee Condemns Hedge Fund Tax Practices

Practices by two hedge funds have been criticised by the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations for their use of “basket option structures” to crank up leverage and reduce tax bills.

Fraud Charges Drain Barclays Dark Pool

Trading volume plummeted 37% at Barclays following allegations of “systematic fraud and deceit,” yet order flows largely shifted to other major banks’ dark pools.