Known on YouTube as “Roaring Kitty” and on Reddit’s Wallstreetbets forum as “Deep[expletive]Value,” Gill amassed a large following of investors interested in following his trading strategy, which included betting on stocks like GameStop, a brick-and-mortar video game store that had many investors and hedge funds betting on its failure.
The news is the latest development in an ongoing state effort to determine whether Gill’s investment-related activity online conflicted with his day job as a director of financial wellness education at the Springfield financial services company. Gill resigned from MassMutual in January. State regulators subpoenaed Gill in February to investigate the matter, and he testified remotely on March 3 in a private teleconference with securities regulators.
The office of Secretary of State William Galvin said Gill’s former supervisors are expected to testify privately in late April or early May. A spokesperson for MassMutual said the company continues to “fully cooperate with all regulatory reviews.”
Gill’s lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment.