Hedge Fund Whistleblower Lawyer
If you know of securities fraud committed by a hedge fund, the SEC might reward you for the information you possess. Find out by contacting a hedge fund whistleblower lawyer.
Hedge funds in general tend to have a somewhat infamous reputation within the securities industry. Some of the reputation is undeserved and likely based on the fact that hedge funds and their managers can make an almost obscene return on investment when their assets are managed well.
However, because of the goal of hedge funds—to make large amounts of money regardless of the overall direction the market is heading—some are tempted into operating in fraudulent ways that can get them into trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
You should know that if you have information of this sort, the SEC might reward you with a hefty monetary bounty. A hedge fund whistleblower lawyer from Meissner Associates can help you decide if your information would be of interest to the SEC and submit it in the most effective way possible.
Hedge Funds and Securities Fraud
While hedge funds have some passing similarities to mutual funds, in practice, the two operate completely differently. Hedge funds generally consist of a fund manager and the—often wealthy—investors that he or she has recruited. The goal of every hedge fund is to return the largest possible profit while minimizing risks.
This elimination of risk is where many hedge funds get into trouble. Some fund managers appeal to investors by offering a guaranteed return—something greatly frowned upon by the SEC. This offering fraud is illegal due to the simple truth that no investor can control the market and guarantee anything, meaning that the hedge fund’s manager has effectively lied to the investors by making such a guarantee.
Offering fraud isn’t the only securities fraud that is frequently seen in hedge funds, however:
Rewards for Hedge Fund Whistleblowers
While the SEC can’t possibly look into every tip it receives, if the securities fraud that you are aware of is significant enough, the SEC might undertake an investigation that results in sanctions against the hedge fund. If the sanctions recover over $1,000,000, you will then receive somewhere between 10 and 30 percent of the money as your bounty for blowing the whistle.
Many potential whistleblowers are slow to come forward because of the risks and pressure involved. By working with a hedge fund whistleblower lawyer, you can submit your tip to the SEC anonymously. Even after the investigation, many whistleblowers don’t become publicly known unless they make the choice to reveal themselves. Either way, the Dodd-Frank Act protects you from retaliation by the hedge fund, so you can blow the whistle and collect your reward, all while knowing that you are protected.
Free and Confidential Tip Evaluation
At Meissner Associates, we have firsthand knowledge of the SEC rules regarding whistleblowers because our founder helped write them. We can help you bring your knowledge of illegal hedge fund activity to light, so that you can be rewarded for doing the right thing.
If you would like to submit your tip for a free and confidential evaluation performed by a hedge fund whistleblower lawyer, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page or call 1-866-764-3100.