A new NASD ruling may leave capital introduction services in peril
Is there a 'smoking gun email' trail proving that prime brokers have been selling hedge funds through their 'capital introduction' services? Some people fear that there may be and that prime brokers could find themselves under serious regulatory scrutiny.
What is catching the attention of attorneys at many of the investment banks is not so much the comments of SEC chairman, William Donaldson, in which he said that he would take a long hard look at capital introduction. Rather it is a little noticed ruling by the NASD.