Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Feb 15 2013 | 2:59am ET
Victims of the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme will get another $505 million back next month under a plan submitted by the trustee for the fraudster's business.
Receiver Irving Picard said this week that he would seek court permission to distribute the funds, which would bring to more than $5.4 billion the total recoveries paid to Madoff victims. Picard has recovered more than $9 billion, but nearly $4 billion of that is being held in reserve.
Most of the new distribution, the third Picard has made, comes from a $1 billion settlement escrow that expired last week.
A court will decide on Picard's application on March 13, with the money distributed as of March 22.
The distribution means that some 43% of approved claims will have been paid.
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…
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