Over the past year or so, Steve Cohen has had to swallow several bitter pills in order to continue doing what he loves– trading stocks– and not further incite the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Justice Department, and Preet Bharara. He’s written a check for over 600 million dollars and another one for $1.2 billion. He’s returned all investor money to people not related to him by blood or marriage. He’s said good-bye to friends. Most recently, he made the ultimate sacrifice when he agreed to change the name of the firm1 from his initials to Point72 Asset Management, rendering a walk-in closet full of SAC Capital fleeces utterly useless.

And although the sight of a distraught Cohen fighting with his lieutenants over the name change, of him scooping up a pile of fleeces and shouting “What the hell am I supposed to do with these?!” before collapsing atop them and whispering, “Alright…alright,” of his President and GC and CFO standing awkwardly around him as he buried his face in the zip-ups and vests before sending everyone away and letting him be alone with them, of a single tear rolling down his face as he slowly traced the stitched on ‘S’ and then the ‘A’ and finally the ‘C’ should have been enough…

…he’s not yet finished paying for his sins.

With his firm’s settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over criminal insider trading likely to be finalized soon, Steve Cohen is mulling an out-of-court resolution to a parallel Securities and Exchange Commission case in which he himself is the defendant, according to people familiar with the matter. In recent weeks, say these people, Cohen and his advisors have been discussing the possibility of settling civil charges that he failed to supervise employees who engaged in criminal insider trading, despite indications of potential misconduct that, the SEC has argued, should have served as red flags.

SAC’s Cohen considering settling civil case with SEC [CNBC]

1. No one forced him to do this, but it was obviously an emotional decision nevertheless.

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  1. Posted by Ralpha Malph | March 26, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Bess I don't know how you come up with your verbiage, but damn it all if some of the things you write, like this little gem here, are the funniest fuckin' words anywhere.

    Bravo!

  2. Posted by guest | March 26, 2014 at 4:05 PM

    co-signed

  3. Posted by Guest | March 26, 2014 at 4:38 PM

    so he would agree to a ban? he could hang out with phil falcone for a while.

  4. Posted by Guest | March 26, 2014 at 4:39 PM

    I gave you everything; this better have been all for naught, Steve!

    – R. Martoma

  5. Posted by Guest | March 26, 2014 at 4:55 PM

    *better (not) have been all for naught*

    – UBS English quant

  6. Posted by el guesto | March 26, 2014 at 6:04 PM

    the shuttle from the stamford train station still says "SAC Capital", so at least he's got that

  7. Posted by Quadriped | March 27, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Bess: Back to fantastic vintage form with this one-
    Always great to read.

  8. Posted by friv 4 | March 27, 2014 at 10:58 PM

    Steve Cohen has done and what is worth learning and recognition, it is good and quite amazing.

  9. Posted by Guest | March 28, 2014 at 4:38 AM

    Funny way of expressing himself he has

    – Yoda

  10. Posted by McGriddles | April 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    I actually thought of this article today (a week later) after reading about Steve somewhere else, chuckled to myself, and then googled "Steve Cohen SAC closet" just so I could come back and read it all over again. So good…

  11. Posted by kizi | April 25, 2014 at 7:41 AM

    He’s returned all investor money to people not related to him by blood or marriage. He’s said good-bye to friends. Most recently, he made the ultimate sacrifice when he agreed to change the name of the firm1 from his initials to Point72 Asset Management, rendering a walk-in closet full of SAC Capital fleeces utterly useless. Good post

  12. Posted by phong12 | August 27, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    I agree with your information and I hope everything will be better, good luck

  13. Posted by friv de | September 13, 2014 at 4:49 AM

    Thank you for posting this minimal information about this article. Keep on more posting.