SAC Capital Advisors will pay out about $660 million next month to investors who had requested withdrawals amid concerns the hedge-fund firm will face mounting legal and regulatory scrutiny, people familiar with the plan said. Clients had until Thursday to inform SAC if they wanted to withdraw money from the Stamford, Conn.-based firm this quarter. The people said investors asked to redeem about $1.7 billion from SAC. The remaining withdrawals will be paid out over the course of 2013, the people said. "As we have been saying, the redemptions will have no significant impact on our funds," a SAC spokesman said in a statement Friday. [WSJ]
Things Could Be Worse But They Could Also Be Better At SAC Capital Right Now
The good news, if you are Mr. Steve Cohen: you were neither charged nor "mentioned by name" in the criminal complaint against your former employee, Mathew Martoma. The less good news: YOU ARE PORTFOLIO MANAGER A. YOU NEVER WANT TO BE PORTFOLIO MANAGER A!
Things Could Be A LOT Better At SAC Capital Right Now
Back in October, we detailed a list of things that, if you are the hedge fund manager who goes by the name Steven A. Cohen, you really don't want to hear first thing in the morning. They included: “The fleeces are on back order”; “Your ex-wife is in the lobby”; “There’s a photographer here who said he’s been authorized to shoot you wearing a king’s robe and crown for a set of playing cards”; “You’ve been outmaneuvered for the Toledo Mud Hens. But I hear the Binghamton Mets may be available.” Today we must update that list to include another thing, perhaps THE thing,* that people delivering news to Cohen don't want to relay. Paraphrasing but any variants on: "Mr. Cohen, we've received a Wells notice and by the way, they're considering naming you personally."
Just Kidding About SAC Capital Settling With The SEC
A judge has pumped the brakes on this thing.