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ASTA and Mat Municipal Arbitrage Claims Continue to Be Investigated by Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari

Aidikoff, Uhl & Bakhtiari announces it’s continuing investigation into the ASTA/Mat municipal arbitrage funds launched by Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. and sold through Smith Barney, part of Citigroup’s (NYSE:C) Global Wealth Management Group. The ASTA/Mat funds were first rolled out in 2002 and imploded in February 2008 causing catastrophic losses to investors. “The Mat funds […]

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Subprime Related Subpoenas From SEC Recieved By Citi

In Friday’s quarterly filing with regulators, the New York-based megabank says for the first time that it has received subprime-related subpoenas from the SEC. Citi’s filing said (on page 176) that it “continues to cooperate fully in response to subpoenas and requests for information from the Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies in […]

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Collapsing Hedge Funds Halt Investor Redemptions

The hedge-fund community is in crisis mode after crashing and burning in the aftermath of the global credit crisis. 1861 Capital Management, ASTA/MAT, Tontine Partners LP, and The Ospraie Fund, are just a few of the hedge funds who have suffered a fate tied to investor redemptions and illiquid assets, which ultimately has left thousands […]

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Citigroup Fined by FINRA for Tax Evasion Strategies

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has fined Citigroup Global Markets Inc. $600,000 and censured the brokerage firm for tax evasion trading strategies found to be operating among its affiliates. The first scheme involved international clients of Citigroup circumventing US tax laws, allowing them to increase their respective returns. The second scheme was a complex […]

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Citigroup – ASTA/Mat update

Citigroup CEO Vikram Pandit seems to be caught in the crossfire of the banks misdoings and deservedly so. Investor lawsuits connected to the marketing and sale of a group of proprietary Citigroup hedge funds sold under the brand names ASTA and MAT were emerging at an alarming rate. Marketed to investors as safe fixed-income funds […]

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