Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Nov 8 2010 | 11:22am ET
More than a year after his arrest on suspicion of fraud, the founder of hedge fund K1 Group may finally be charged.
Helmut Kiener, who has been in custody since his arrest last October, may be charged this week or next, Bloomberg News reports. The investigation into the alleged Ponzi scheme, which may have cost investors and K1's banks and brokers almost €400 million, is nearing completion, a spokesman for the Würzburg, Germany, prosecutor's office.
"The exact amount of damage the scheme caused will be disclosed once we file the charges," Dietrich Geuder told Bloomberg. "We will also say then whether other suspects will be indicted."
Germany has also arrested David Zuendorf of K1's administrator, Treukapital Treubandverwaltung. In addition, two Kiener associates have been arrested in the U.S., and Dieter Frerichs, a former managing director of two K1 funds, committed suicide in July to avoid arrest.
Kiener has consistently denied the allegations.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
Sep 30 2014 | 9:29am ET
The crisp Autumnal days of October are upon us, and so are a few of the hedge fund industry’s favorite charitable events. If you have never been to Rocktoberfest, well, you are missing out. And for a quieter evening of sipping and socializing, stop by HFC’s Wine Soiree. Read more…