Matthew Tannin

  • News

    Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin: Winners

    Six years after their hedge funds collapsed, the former Bear Stearns managers have still not done anything wrong, outside of being bad at managing a hedge fund, an offense lacking in any sort of civil (or criminal) liability.

    / Sep 5, 2013 at 10:30 AM
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    Nothing Can Get Ralph Cioffi Down

    Last November, Matthew Tannin and Ralph Cioffi’s days were made when, in a in a flash of prosecutorial incompetence, the dream team who ran the two ridiculously named Bear Stearns funds– High Grade Structured Credit Strategies Fund and High Grade Structured Credit Strategies Enhanced Leverage Fund– were acquitted on charges of conspiracy, securities and wire […]

    / Aug 18, 2010 at 12:06 PM
  • News

    Acquitted Bear Pair Still Have SEC To Deal With

    It seems we will have Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin to kick around for a while longer. The two men may have escaped the long arm of the law, winning an acquittal on fraud and insider-trading charges earlier this week, but the SEC isn’t discouraged. The regulator will proceed with its own case against the […]

    / Nov 13, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    Acquitted Bear Stearns Guys Maybe Starting A New Hedge Fund!

    They haven’t said anything yet but I think it’s pretty obvious it’s coming. Yesterday, when the dream team in charge of the two ridiculously named Bear Stearns funds–High Grade Structured Credit Strategies Fund and High Grade Structured Credit Strategies Enhanced Leverage Fund– emerged from a Brooklyn courthouse, Matthew Tannin had the shit-eating grin pictured at […]

    / Nov 11, 2009 at 11:37 AM
  • News

    Not Guilty!

    The Wall Street trial of the century (and a horrendously botched prosecution) has led to the acquittal of two former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers accused of defrauding investors. It took a jury less than two days to exonerate Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin of securities and wire fraud. Cioffi was also accused of insider-trading. […]

    / Nov 10, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    Dennis Kneale Doesn’t Get Why You Can’t Lie To Investors

    “Didn’t [Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin] have a responsibility to stop a panic by saying, ‘Look, we think things are going to be okay here’? Can’t you be scared in an internal email but still feel things are going to be okay and say that to investors?”

    / Oct 12, 2009 at 2:18 PM
  • Bear Stearns

    The Chilling Effect Of The Bear Stearns Prosecution

    At the heart of the indictment of former Bear Stearns hedge fund managers Matthew Tannin and Ralph Cioffi is an email exchange in which Tannin questioned the performance of the funds. Federal prosecutors are treating those those emails as the smoking gun in the case against them, saying the men privately knew the funds were […]

    / Jun 24, 2008 at 8:46 AM
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    Seasons Greetings, From Ralph Cioffi

    Oh hell yes, my friends. Oh hell yes. Fuck business cards (unless they belong to egret-lover Sam Israel, whose b-card criminally only sold for $61). A Bear Stearns Christmas card signed by alpha-generator extraordinaire Ralph Cioffi is being auctioned off on eBay. Bidding is up to $26. To put things in perspective, this would set […]

    / Jun 23, 2008 at 4:51 PM
  • Bear Stearns

    One Bear Stearns Asset That’s Getting Bid Up: Indicted Hedge Fund Manager’s Business Card

    Last week, former Bear Stearns hedge fund manager Matthew Tannin found himself sitting in a Brooklyn jail cell, charged with defrauding investors in a collapsed hedge fund. The University of San Francisco law school graduate was quickly released on bail, of course. And friends say he’s been pouring his energies into training for a triathlon. […]

    / Jun 23, 2008 at 12:53 PM
  • News

    Bear Stearns Execs Absolutely Floored By Extent To Which They Were Able To Con Investors

    As you know, Bear Stearns former hedge fund managers Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin were arrested this morning. The dream team was charged with securities fraud for telling clients in the pair of BSC funds created to invest in that can’t miss asset class, subprime mortgages, that nothing was fucked last year when in reality, […]

    / Jun 19, 2008 at 2:15 PM
  • Bear Stearns, Regulators

    Bear Stearns And The Criminalization of Failure

    Federal prosecutors are preparing to file criminal charges against managers of two Bear Stearns hedge funds that collapsed at the dawn of the credit crisis last year. Although it’s being described as the conclusion of a year long investigation, it seems very likely that Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin there wouldn’t be facing criminal charges […]

    / Jun 16, 2008 at 3:45 PM

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