SEC Commissioner Objects to "Lenient" Citigroup Treatment

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Mark Melin
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The Securities and Exchange Commission has relaxed a rule that now allows Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) to sell hedge fund investments to sophisticated wealthy investors.  The move comes despite the SEC finding finding that Citigroup violated anti-fraud provisions of U.S. securities laws and is drawing criticism from a reform-minded SEC commissioner. Citigroup retains special status for marketing hedge funds In addition to providing Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) more flexible standards in marketing hedge funds, the bank also retained special status as what is known as a “well-known seasoned issuer,” or WKSI, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. Such “well-known” status…

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.