Friday, 22 May 2015
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Dec 6 2010 | 4:20am ET
Their names refer to mythical beasts, but now Oregon authorities are looking into whether there was anything else mythical—or worse—about a pair of Portland-area hedge funds.
The Oregon Division of Finance and Corporate Securities is investigating allegations of fraud at Grifphon Asset Management and Sasquatch Capital. The probe comes after several investors filed complaints alleging that they have been unable to withdraw their money.
Liquidity has been a problem, Grifphon's Yusaf Jawed admits. He said his Lake Oswego-based firm failed to get a bridge loan it needed to pay off investors as promised last year and told The Oregonian, "I'm doing my best to get this solved."
Neither Sasquatch nor founder Lyman Bruhn commented on the investigation, but Bruhn did e-mail investors last month thanking them for their patience. Bruhn also seems to have launched a new hedge fund this year, Pearl Asset Management, based across the river from Portland in Vancouver, Wash.
Jawed and Bruhn have longstanding ties, working together since the 1990s. But Jawed said the two men no longer have a business relationship.
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…