Bloomberg- John Devaney is liquidating hedge funds at his United Capital Markets Holdings Inc. after failing to meet a margin call from Deutsche Bank AG.
Deutsche Bank seized and auctioned off collateral after the Horizon group of funds failed to meet the bank’s demands, according to a letter to clients obtained by Bloomberg News yesterday. The funds were frozen a year ago because of wrong-way bets on mortgage securities.
“The survival of the funds and any potential recovery for their investors has been dependent on these lenders continuing their relationships with the funds,” Devaney wrote in the letter dated July 9. United Capital is based in Key Biscayne, Florida.