Can a Stock-Trader-Turned-Convict Start a New Life?

One day in the middle of 2008, Sakhawat Khan, a Silicon Valley chip engineer, walked into a small house near the back of his two-acre property that his wife, Roomy, a stock trader, used as a home office. Roomy and Sakhawat met when they were electrical-engineering students at Columbia University. After graduating, Sakhawat started inventing,…

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Fake Hedge Fund Manager Fakes Death Using Fake Assistant

He never made real investments with funds, instead using the money for personal use, authorities said. To keep his companies going, he issued false earnings statements. “By pretending to be a successful hedge-fund manager, Malik conned investors into bankrolling his lavish lifestyle,” Andrew M. Calamari, director of the SEC’s New York Regional Office, said at…

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Hedge fund robots are crushing their human rivals

Its intriguing that they call trend followers robots – it is certainly robotic in execution but doesnt need a robot to execute. That’s a key lesson from 2014, when computer algorithm-led investing produced stellar returns, beating most gut-driven human managers and dramatically recovering most of their losses from 2011, 2012 and 2013. So-called managed futures…

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