Chris Cox

  • Back Dating, Chris Cox, Regulators, SEC

    Is DealBreaker Influencing the SEC?

    Totally terrifying thought. But not beyond the range of the barely credible. We’ve written a lot about SEC regulation. And sometimes it did seem as if the SEC was listening. After we celebrated the court decision striking down regulations requiring hedge fund registration, and decried the possibility of an SEC appeal or new regulations trying […]

    / Jan 9, 2007 at 3:45 PM
  • Barney Frank, Chris Cox, SEC

    Barney Frank versus Chris Cox: It’s A Fashion War

    Mr. Frank, who used an antineatness slogan in his first federal campaign 27 years ago, has a lacerating wit. His support for predatory-lending reforms, minimum wage increases, and universal health care mark him as one of the most left-leaning lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Mr. Cox rarely appears in public with a hair out of place […]

    / Jan 4, 2007 at 9:28 AM
  • Chris Cox, Hedge Funds, Regulators, SEC

    Feeling the Squeeze: SEC To Propose Tighter Asset Requirements, Funding For Fraud Investigations

    Call it the Millionaire Protection Rule. The SEC will reportedly propose a higher bar for hedge fund investors when its commissioners meet in December. Current rules require “accredited investors” in hedge funds have at least $1 million in assets or have reported income above $200,000 for the past two years. Recently some lawmakers have said […]

    / Nov 13, 2006 at 11:34 AM
  • Back Dating, Chris Cox, SEC, sex

    Okay, Cox, We’re All A Bit Uncomfortable Now

    You know that guy who gets a laugh for one joke and can’t help taking things a bit further. The one who always winds up taking it too far. Uncomfortably far. And that joke-too-far usually involves some kind of unconventional sex act. Yeah. Chris Cox is that guy. From the New York Times yesterday: Manipulating […]

    / Nov 6, 2006 at 10:23 AM
  • Chris Cox, Hedge Funds, SEC, Senate

    Hedge Fund Hearings: Better Than Judiciary Committee

    We’re not sure exactly how he survived the boredom (we did with the help of Adderall), but Gary Weiss, author of Wall Street Versus America, also watched the banking committee hearings. He thinks these were less stupid than the judiciary committee hearings. And he too found it surprising that not one word was voiced about […]

    / Jul 25, 2006 at 2:50 PM
  • Chris Cox, Hedge Funds, SEC, Senate

    We Watch the Hedge Fund Hearing So You Don’t Have To

    That was it? The Senate banking committee held its hearing on hedge funds today and the only impression we came away with was that the perennial faith of Senators and bureaucrats that they can pass laws and regulations to protect investors from fraud and loss is, like, stronger than ever. It was like stumbling across […]

    / Jul 25, 2006 at 1:40 PM

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