3 Nov 2014

The biggest insider trading case in US history

From Nine To Noon, 9:40 am on 3 November 2014

A former hedge manager from Connecticut firm, SAC Capital, Mathew Martoma was last month jailed for 9 years for insider trading. Martoma gained inside information about clinical trials for an experimental Alzheimer's drug, bapineuzumab - being made by two drug firms Elan and Wyeth. When he found out the trials had not gone as well as hoped his firm, SAC Capital started selling off a $700 million position in the drug firms before the negative results were made public.