Friday, 25 July 2014
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Feb 2 2012 | 10:04am ET
A federal bankruptcy court judge has approved a hedge fund's claim against Washington Mutual.
Tranquility Master Fund claims it was misled into buying $71 million worth of mortgage-backed securities from the bankrupt bank. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath ruled yesterday that the hedge fund can asset claims of up to $10 million for the purpose of voting on WaMu's latest bankruptcy exit plan. Walrath will consider that plan later this month.
At the same hearing, Walrath will decide whether to approve a settlement between WaMu and Tranquility under which the latter would drop a $49 million claim against the former in exchange for a general unsecured claim of $9 million and as much as $1 million more, if there is any money left after repayment of other creditors.
Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET
The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…