News Archive: Aug - 2010

Amid Bribery Scandal, Suspended Top Investment Officer Leaves CalPERS

A civil lawsuit against CalPERS alleges that placement agent Al Villalobos attempted to "bribe" Shahinian in 2007 by flying him via private jet to New York to attend a fund-raiser honoring Apollo Management LP founder Leon Black -- a month later, Shahinian recommended an investment in Apollo from CalPERS, the suit alleges.

SEC Steps Up Crisis Action

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has warned that it will bring more high-profile enforcement actions against Wall Street over the financial crisis.

CPPIB Invests $329 Million in Aussie RE Fund

As part of its latest bid to acquire new Australian assets, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board says it is providing hundreds of millions of dollars in financing to a restructured Australian retail property fund.

NYSE Confirms Price Reporting Delays That Contributed to the Flash Crash

ai5000's Joe Flood digs into the causes of the May 6th Flash Crash — when nearly 1000 points mysteriously disappeared from the market in a matter of minutes — and unearths internal analysis leaked from a Bank That Shall Not Be Named, surprising new data from the market research firm Nanex, and a first-time admission from the NYSE: that there were significant price reporting delays on May 6th, delays which contributed to the Crash.

Former Wesleyan University CIO Sued by CT Attorney General

Connecticut's attorney general alleges that Thomas Kannam's “golf outing of the century” in California, a Super Bowl outing, and a trip to the United Kingdom with his entire family to interview for a job at Cambridge University were flagrant abuses of both his power and of the university's endowment assets.