Insider Trading Inc: Beat The Market, Work For The SEC

It’s often said in financial markets that correlation does not mean causation. On some occasions, however, denying the causation seems so outlandish to be, frankly, preposterous. As a case in point, Institutional Investor (II) discovered a newly published academic work investigating the investment returns of SEC employees. It turns out those guys are surprisingly good.
According to II, employees at the Securities and Exchange Commission may benefit from divesting companies ahead of investigations, research shows.
Employees at the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission earn investment returns similar to the insider traders they prosecute, according to new research from Columbia University and Arizona State University.
Why aren’t we surprised. No matter, II continues…

This post was published at Zero Hedge on Nov 2, 2017.