Ivan F. Boesky(redirected from Boesky, Ivan F.)
Ivan F. Boesky
An American investor known for insider trading in the mid-1980s. An arbitrageur, he received tips from colleagues and made major stock purchases in publicly traded companies a few days before mergers or acquisitions were announced. He accumulated $200 million, but paid much of it in fines after he was caught. He later served time in jail.