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Israel’s girlfriend sentenced to 3 years probation

Stamford Advocate – Debra Ryan, the girlfriend of Samuel Israel, convicted for his role in a $400 million fraud involving the collapse of Stamford-based hedge-fund firm Bayou Group LLC, was sentenced to three years probation for aiding his escape. Ryan, […]

May Was Good to Hedge Funds – But How’s The Future

CNBC – Hedge funds posted their best monthly performance in a decade in May, taking advantage of rallying stock markets and distressed opportunities across the board, according to the latest numbers from the Absolute Return Composite of hedge fund indices.The […]

Hedge Fund Indictment Says Cravath, Bryan Cave Were Duped

Law.com – Federal prosecutors Thursday unsealed an indictment charging the chief executive of what used to be one of the world’s largest investment funds with constructing elaborate tax shelters for some of his wealthiest clients. The executive, Jeffrey Greenstein, the […]

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 […]

It’s Thankless, but He Decides Madoff Claims

New York Times – The Ponzi scheme’s victims denounce him as cold-hearted, dishonest and just plain wrong No, they are not describing Bernard L. Madoff, the author of the fraud that has ruined their lives. They are criticizing Irving H. […]

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 […]

Fairfield Hedge Funds Sued by Madoff Trustee

Newsinferno.com – Bernard Madoff trustee, Irving Picard, has sued three Fairfield Greenwich Group hedge funds—Fairfield Sentry Ltd., Greenwich Sentry LP, and Greenwich Sentry Partners LP—in a clawback suit that seeks the return of $3.54 billion to repay victims of Madoff’s […]

Hedge Fund Manager Swiped $44M, Feds Say

Courthouse News Service – A Beverly Hills man defrauded his family and friends of $44 million by persuading them to invest in his two nearly worthless hedge funds and spent the money on a Malibu Beach home, Porsches, and poker, […]

Indian-American gets 10-year jail for $12.5 mn fraud

Siliconindia.com – An Indian-American investment adviser has been sentenced to 10 years in prison following his conviction on 20 counts of fraud with a scheme that bilked 15 investors of $12.5 million. Amit Mathur, 38, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, was also […]

Beverley Hills hedge fund fraud halted

A hedge fund fraud that involved a pair of funds claiming to hold more than $800 million in assets has been halted, according to the US Securities and Exchange Commission. In a statement, the regulatory body said the two funds […]

SEC has about 150 hedge fund probes

Reuters – U.S. securities regulators have about 150 active hedge fund investigations and more than 50 probes involving credit default swaps and other derivatives, Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Mary Schapiro said on Monday. The SEC also has about two […]

Hennessee Group and co-founder settle with SEC over due diligence on Bayou hedge funds

Los Angeles Times – When a well-known investment advisor gave the Securities and Exchange Commission some unsolicited advice this week about protecting investors in hedge funds, he had already been talking to the agency about his own behavior. About half […]