Galleon insider trading conviction signals tougher stance by US government

Insider repercussions


The criminal conviction of Raj Rajaratnam, founder of hedge fund Galleon Group, on 14 counts related to insider trading has led to apprehension in the hedge fund industry about the next shoe to drop.

One major conviction does not mean there will be others. Galleon and other current cases suggest the US government has adopted a significantly more aggressive approach to investigating insider trading and that financial institutions must adapt to this reality.

There are four areas of growing concern

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