Got some cash burning a hole in your bank account, but can’t get into the capacity-constrained hedge fund of your choice? Well, a couple of Morgan Stanley veterans have some opportunities for you. There’s just one thing you should probably know….

Thiago Melzer, who oversaw trading in currency derivatives known as FX options, was “discharged” in June because of allegations concerning the valuing of certain trades and using communication methods not approved by the firm…. Melzer is now starting a new investment fund in Sao Paulo called Upon Global Capital, where he will be chief investment officer…. This will seek to profit from macroeconomic trends, the people said, and take advantage of record inflows into Brazilian hedge funds.

Rodrigo Jolig, a decade-long veteran of the investment bank, is one of the owners of Sao Paulo-based asset manager Alphatree Capital funded by the family of Brazilian property tycoon Elie Horn…. The bank hasn’t disclosed any disciplinary events concerning him, the Finra data show.

Jolig’s former boss, Thiago Melzer, left Morgan Stanley in recent months after the firm disclosed allegations concerning the valuing of trades and the use of unapproved communication methods….

If you find yourself not quite so daring, however, fear not: Two former traders at a former hedge fund would also welcome your support.

Jack Land and Akbar Rafiq, two money managers at York Capital Management, are spinning out their own separate hedge funds with money from their billionaire boss Jamie Dimon.

Former Top Morgan Stanley FX Trader Leaves After Lengthy Probe [Bloomberg]
Second Morgan Stanley FX Trader Linked to Probe Starts New Fund [Bloomberg]
York Capital’s Dinan Backs Hedge Fund Spinouts From His Firm [Bloomberg Law]

For more of the latest in litigation, regulation, deals and financial services trends, sign up for Finance Docket, a partnership between Breaking Media publications Above the Law and Dealbreaker.



Who’d Like To Give Jamie Dinan Even More Time To Lose Their Money?

York Capital is going private equity because the hedge fund thing is not working out.


York Capital Quells Palace Revolt By Promising To Hand Chief Rebel Christophe Aurand The Keys To The Kingdom

Jamie Dinan admits that he needs Aurand about as much as the Milwaukee Bucks need another playmaker.

(Getty Images)

Goldman, Morgan Stanley Didn’t Just (Allegedly) Screw Credit Suisse Over On Archegos Sales

At least one company did not enjoy having its shares dumped, it says in lawsuit form.

(Getty Images)

ValueAct Loves Itself Some James Gorman

The Morgan Stanley CEO is safe in this activist hedge fund's arms.

The SEC Is Giving Money Back, You Guys

The SEC is writing one hedge fund a check for $21.5M and the memo line says "Oops! Our bad."