Commentaries

Sergey strikes back

August 10, 2009

The case of Sergey Aleynikov, the former Goldman Sachs programmer charged with stealing┬ásome of the top secret code to the investment bank’s high-frequency trading program, is going on the offensive.

Will Sergey cut a deal?

August 3, 2009

It looks like federal prosecutors may be trying to cut a deal with alleged Goldman Sachs high-frequency trading code stealer Sergey Aleynikov.

Don’t mess with Goldman

July 24, 2009

Poor Sergey Aleynikov.

The former Goldman Sachs programmer who allegedly stole some of the Wall Street firm’s top secret proprietary trading code picked the wrong firm to mess with–really. If Aleynikov had been an employee of UBS, he might only be facing a civil lawsuit right now–not federal criminal charges.

Chez Sergey

July 13, 2009

Earlier today, my Reuters colleague Steve Eder posted about his journey Sunday to the New Jersey mansion of alleged Goldman Sachs trading code thief Sergey Aleynikov. And what a home it is.

Meet Jason, a former Sergey colleague

July 12, 2009

Jason is one of the more than 100 programmers working on the secret sauce code that drives Goldman Sachs’ automated trading systems–also known as high-frequency trading.

Goldman should disclose more

July 10, 2009

Goldman Sachs doesn’t report second-quarter earnings until Tuesday, but some Wall Street analysts aren’t waiting to sing the giant investment firm’s praises.

Citadel joins the Sergey fray

July 9, 2009

Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group just filed a lawsuit against former top trader Misha Malyshev for apparently violating a non-compete agreement he signed when leaving the big Chicago hedge fund earlier this year. Malyshev, of course, is the founder of Teza Technologies, an upstart high-frequency trading hedge fund that hired away alleged Goldman Sachs code-cracker Sergey Aleynikov.

Is Goldman Sachs evil?

July 7, 2009

Is Goldman Sachs really a “vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity”?

Sergey in the land of Tony

July 7, 2009

So it seems alleged Goldman Sachs code breaker Sergey Aleynikov doesn’t live in the tiny town of Little Falls, NJ as every one thought. It appears Aleynikov and his wife still own a house in Little Falls but it’s up for sale and vacant.

Sergey and Misha

July 7, 2009

The name of the Chicago firm that hired alleged Goldman code-cracker Sergey Aleynikov is out and it’s a name you’ve probably never heard of before. That’s because Teza Technologies LLC is a new firm–formed in May–by former Citadel Investment Group trader Misha Malyshev.