SAC Capital Receives Government Subpoena

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From MarketWatch: SAC Capital Advisors LP told investors in a letter that it got a government subpoena, according to a person who received the update from the hedge fund.

SAC said in the letter, dated Nov. 23, that the government served identical "extraordinarily broad" subpoenas on a number of investment managers of different sizes and descriptions, including SAC. The subpoena does not focus on particular individual securities, sectors or strategies, SAC added. The firm said the subpoenas don't "shed much light on whom or what the government may be investigating." One focus appears to be on the use of consultants and soft dollars, SAC noted in the letter. SAC will respond to the government "in a professional and cooperative manner." "Neither the subpoena nor any other information of which we are aware suggests that anyone at SAC has engaged in any wrongdoing," the firm added.

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