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 British Virgin Islands, said in a complaint filed May 29 in New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan that it is the largest victim of the fraud perpetrated by Bernard Madoff.

The fund seeks to recover more than $919 million in investment management and performance fees that it paid to Fairfield Greenwich based on inflated net asset value reports of its investments with Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC.

Fairfield Greenwich, led by Greenwich resident Walter Noel, claimed it had $16 billion of assets under management, $7.3 billion of which was purportedly in Fairfield Sentry Ltd., according to the complaint.

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