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Hwang’s Spectacular Collapse Culminates in Criminal Charges (2)

April 27, 2022, 10:40 PM

Bill Hwang, the enigmatic investor behind one of the most spectacular trading debacles in Wall Street history, was arrested Wednesday morning over what federal prosecutors characterized as a vast, criminal scheme to mislead banks and manipulate markets.

A year after the collapse of Hwang’s private investment firm, Archegos Capital Management, sent shock waves through global finance, prosecutors provided their first full account of what happened inside the firm – and new details about the scale of Hwang’s trading and the origins of his strategy.

Hwang was charged with fraud, and Patrick Halligan, the chief financial officer of ...