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The SEC's Tough New Offensive on Insider Trading

It's using wiretaps, informants, and high-tech software, as well as teaming with key federal prosecutors, to nab wrongdoers fast
Original publication date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 (All day)

Insider-trading scandals have been a fact of market life since the Dutch were hawking East India Tea. And the high-stakes bust on Oct. 16 of Raj Rajaratnam, the billionaire founder of hedge fund Galleon Management, for allegedly trafficking in ill-gotten information includes the usual array of investment analysts, corporate executives, and clock-punching interlopers.

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