SEC ramps up investigation of CDOs, focuses on hedge fund's deals

06/21/2010 | Wall Street Journal, The

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's investigation into collateralized debt obligations is heating up as it focuses on deals made by hedge fund Magnetar Capital, sources said. Magnetar played a key role in the CDO market as it kept sales growing while the housing market was stumbling. Magnetar said it "was transparent in its dealings with market participants."

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