Cooperman Says I Won’t Let These People Destroy My Legacy

Omega Advisors creator Leon Cooperman informed customers he prepares to eliminate expert trading charges and declined a chance to settle the case.

It took me 50 years of effort and playing by the guidelines to obtain where I got and Im not going to let these individuals damage my tradition, Cooperman stated on a teleconference Wednesday with the companies customers. We might have settled this matter with the SEC for a quantity which is far less than exactly what I contribute to charity every year, however I choose not to do so since of my belief that we acted properly and legally.

The Securities and Exchange Commission today stated Cooperman utilized his status as one of Atlas Pipeline Partners biggest investors to access to secret information from a business executive. He made considerable illegal earnings by purchasing securities in Atlas prior to the sale of a business possession in 2010, which triggered shares to leap 31 percent, the SEC stated.

Cooperman safeguarded his trading in Atlas and stated financial investment choices were made based upon research study and the stocks principles. He likewise took a chance to make a guarantee to financiers.

If we conclude this is an interruption, such an interruption, and we cant get the job done, were going to willingly offer you back your cash, he stated. Were not going to await you to request your refund. The portfolio is liquid. We like exactly what we own. We have no requirement for any forced selling.

Cooperman stated his funds are succeeding this year. The Omega Credit Opportunities Fund is up more than 13 percent, the Omega Equities fund has actually gotten more than 5 percent and the companies primary fund is up over 3 percent through Sept. 20, he stated.

Coopermans call followed a five-page letter he sent out to financiers previously today where he rejected any misbehavior.