Tuesday, 26 May 2015
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Dec 30 2009 | 12:33pm ET
Lehman Brothers prime brokerage clients have approved a plan that will release some US$11 billion in assets frozen as part of the investment bank’s bankruptcy proceedings in London.
Administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers said its claim resolution agreement was approved by more than 90% of the affected clients of Lehman Brothers International Europe, including some of the largest and most prominent hedge funds in the world. The firm plans to begin returning those assets next year.
“The claim resolution agreement now provides an agreed basis on which to systematically settle clients’ claims and reunite them with their assets,” administrator Steven Pearson said.
That will be quite a relief to clients—among them Ramius Capital and GLG Partners—who haven’t had access to their money since Sept. 15, when LBIE went into administration. PwC has successfully returned some US$13.3 billion to clients since then, but hit a snag when British courts repeatedly rejected its earlier settlement plans for the US$11 billion in prime brokerage assets.
The 1,000 clients covered by the agreement, primarily hedge funds, have until March 19 to file their claims.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…