Churchill Drops Lawsuit Against Former Analysts

Jul 20 2010 | 12:10pm ET

Hedge fund firm Churchill Capital has settled with two former analysts it accused of stealing client data and poaching staff in violation of their noncompete agreements.

The Bermuda-based hedge fund and brokerage ended the lawsuit, filed in Singapore, where Jonathan Foster and Charles Nave worked, last week. Churchill said that the two downloaded several files, including client data, after they had resigned but before they left the firm at the end of last year. The firm also accused them being in contact with another ex-Churchill employee who had also joined Aviate Global, which was not named in the suit.

According to Churchill, Foster’s and Nave’s allegedly duplicity was revealed because Foster had left his Skype account open on his office computer.

Churchill founder Patrick Churchill told Bloomberg News that the matter has been amicably resolved. He did not disclose the terms of the settlement.


In Depth

Bob Doll's Ten Market Predictions For 2016

Jan 7 2016 | 9:37pm ET

Well-known market strategist Robert Doll has published his annual list of ten predictions...

Lifestyle

Citadel's Ken Griffin Donates $40M To New York's Museum of Modern Art

Dec 22 2015 | 9:23pm ET

Citadel founder Ken Griffin has donated $40 million to New York’s Museum of Modern...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing - Making the Most of Your Salesperson

Jan 20 2016 | 8:11pm ET

In this contributed article, Bruce Frumerman of Frumerman & Nemeth takes a close...