NSW insider trading trial: jury retires

AAP

Jurors hearing the case against a Sydney man accused of using insider-trading windfalls of $1.433 million to fund a lavish lifestyle have begun their deliberations.

Oliver Peter Curtis, 30, faced a NSW Supreme Court trial after pleading not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit insider trading, allegedly using confidential information given to him by former Orion Asset Management employee and high-school friend John Hartman between May 2007 and June 2008.

The jury deciding the case retired to consider its verdict on Tuesday afternoon.