Aryeh Davis of Pequot Capital Management, Inc.
LinkedIn Profile stating current position as General Counsel at Hawkes Financial LLC/Acadia Woods Partners, LLC
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Bloomberg Businessweek Company Overview
May 2010 Daily Finance article entitled “Pequot Charged With Insider Trading, Settles With SEC”
May 2009 Bloomberg article entitled “Pequot Capital to Shut Amid SEC Insider-Trading Probe”
December 2007 Institutional Investor article entitled “Update: Pequot’s Puzzling HF Closures”
In July of 2006, John Mack, CEO of Morgan Stanley, was expected to testify before the SEC as part of the investigation into possible insider trading by Pequot Capital Management. A former SEC enforcement unit lawyer claimed that Mack was on top of his list of people who might have leaked nonpublic information to Pequot about GE Capital’s $5.2 billion purchase of Heller Financial in 2001. Mack is a friend of Pequot founder Arthur Samberg, an investor in Pequot, and briefly served as chairman of the hedge fund in 2005. The SEC enforcement unit lawyer also claimed that Pequot made $18 million in profit off of the merger.
In June of 2006, Pequot Capital Management admitted that they were being investigated by the SEC. The firm denied being involved in any alleged insider trading or market manipulation scheme. A Pequot spokesperson also stated that the SEC hadn’t issued a “Wells Notice” which notifies intention to take action. The investigation came to light following the disclosure of a letter from Gary J. Aguirre, a former legal officer of the SEC. He sent the letter to Senators Chuck Hagel and Christopher Dodd. The 18-page letter claims alleged market manipulation and insider trading by Pequot. The letter alleges that there were 18 occasions of insider trading. Mr. Aguirre also alleged two violations relating to “wash sales.”
In 2006, former SEC staff attorney Gary Aguirre filed a lawsuit against the SEC. He claims that he was fired by the SEC after his Pequot Capital probe into insider trading got too close to John Mack, chief executive of Morgan Stanley. He believed that the reason for the dismissal was due to the fact that Mr. Mack had political ties as a major fundraiser for President George Bush. The Senate hired investigators to pursue allegations that Mr. Aguirre was fired for political reasons. Mr. Aguirre claims that he was fired only 11 days after he was awarded a two-step merit pay increase and after his supervisors had praised his work on the Pequot investigation.
In 2006, Pequot Capital was described as a $7 billion fund.
In 2005, Pequot Capital purchased a stake in Pangea Capital, a Singapore-based bank.
In September of 2005, Byron Wien joined Pequot Capital as Chief Investment Strategist. He was previously employed at Morgan Stanley.
In June of 2005, Pequot Capital Management named John Mack as chairman. Art Samberg remained the CEO of the company. John Mack is a longtime friend of Arthur Samberg’s.
In January of 2003, Aryeh Davis was promoted to general partner at Pequot Ventures.
A media release notice to the NJ Bar lists that Aryeh Davis is again eligible to practice law after he was made ineligible in 1999.
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