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Geneva Funds of Funds Slump as Banks Struggle to Nullify Madoff

Bloomberg – Geneva banks, which began investing client money in funds of hedge funds during the 1960s, are struggling to rebuild the business after market losses and Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme cut assets by 72 percent. The assets of funds […]

Madoff trustee in settlement talks with Bermuda fund manager

Caribbean Net News – The trustee liquidating Bernard Madoff’s business told a judge he is in settlement talks with three Fairfield Greenwich Group hedge funds accused of taking $3.54 billion in fake profit from the conman’s fraud. Trustee Irving Picard […]

Lawyer Marc Dreier sentenced to 20 years in prison for $700M hedge fund swindle

New York Daily News – Park Avenue lawyer Marc Dreier was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday by a judge who scolded prosecutors for wanting to jail him for as long as Ponzi swindler Bernard Madoff. "Is the government serious […]

Experts respond to SEC proposals

Caymen Net News – Local hedge fund experts have reacted favourably to last week’s proposals by the Inspector General of the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to increase fund regulation. The SEC has proposed that regulation of hedge funds […]

Facing suits, Merkin sells art trove

Boston Globe – It’s been a bad few months for New York financier J. Ezra Merkin. First, his hedge funds lost $2.4 billion in the Bernard Madoff swindle. Then, he lost his post as chairman of GMAC Financial Services. Now, […]

Madoff gets 150 years for massive fraud

Reuters – Bernard Madoff was sentenced on Monday to 150 years in prison — the maximum penalty the judge could give him for "extraordinarily evil" crimes in Wall Street’s biggest and most brazen investment fraud. Fleeced investors in the courtroom […]

Stock futures flat ahead of Madoff sentencing

Reuters – Dow Jones futures dipped 0.1 percent, S&P 500 futures were down 0.01 percent while Nasdaq futures traded 0.02 percent higher on Monday morning at 4:45 a.m. EDT, pointing to a flat opening for Wall Street’s main equity indexes. […]

Madoff asks for 12 years for Ponzi conviction

Denver Post – Bernard Madoff asked a federal judge this week to sentence him to as little as 12 years in prison after he pleaded guilty earlier this year to operating a massive, decades- long Ponzi scheme. In a letter […]

Fairfield Sentry sues hedge fund over Madoff fees

Greenwich Time – Fairfield Sentry Ltd., seeking to recover more than $919 million in fees related to investments involving Bernard Madoff, sued the Fairfield Greenwich Group hedge fund that lost $7 billion in Madoff’s fraud. Fairfield Sentry, based in the […]

Spanish bank to repay $235M it withdrew from Madoff scheme

USA Today – A Spanish banking giant that channeled $3 billion of its clients’ funds to Bernard Madoff has agreed to repay more than $235 million it withdrew from the confessed Ponzi scheme architect in the months before the scam […]

Hedge Fund Insurance Costs Rise as Lehman, Madoff Spur Scrutiny

Bloomberg – The cost of insuring hedge funds against negligence has risen as much as 20 percent in the past six months after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy and Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme increased the threat of lawsuits. A fund […]

Man eyes switch to independent valuation

Reuters – Man Group, the world’s largest listed hedge fund firm, is likely to extend the independent valuation of its flagship AHL strategy to calm investors spooked by Madoff, sources familiar with the matter said. AHL, a $25 billion (16 […]

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