SAC to Close London Office Amid U.S. Insider Probe

Oct. 22 (Bloomberg) -- SAC Capital Advisors LP plans to shut down its London office as the $14 billion hedge-fund firm founded by Steven A. Cohen scales back in the face of insider-trading allegations by U.S. prosecutors. SAC, headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, will close down the U.K. office by the end of the year, President Tom Conheeney wrote in a memo sent to employees today. The firm this week cut six investment professionals in the U.S., Conheeney wrote. Katherine Burton reports on Bloomberg Television's "Market Makers."
SocGen First-Quarter Profit Jumps
41:02 - Societe Generale SA, France’s second-largest bank by market value, posted a fivefold increase in first-quarter profit. Net income rose to 868 million euros ($972 million) from 169 million euros a year earlier. The increase beat the 770 million-euro average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Bloomberg. Chief Executive Officer Frédéric Oudéa, spoke to Bloomberg’s Caroline Connan on “Countdown”.
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