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Investment Advisor Barred From IA Industry For Matching Trade Fraud

Hedge fund managers should not match trades between commonly managed accounts in thinly traded (or illiquid) securities as this may pose potential problems under the Investment Advisors Act of 1940.  This holds true whether the hedge fund manager is registered or unregistered.  As the release below shows, the manager may be subject to fines and/or other penalties for such trading.  If a hedge fund manager does wish to engage in such trading, he should discuss this option with a hedge fund attorney.  Please contact us if you have any questions.  Continue reading