Friday, 29 August 2014
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Jun 11 2013 | 10:35am ET
Hedge fund Platinum Partners has won a $70 million settlement from Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's primary bank.
TD Bank agreed to cover the $26 million that Platinum owes to the Rothstein bankruptcy estate. It will also pay Platinum $18 million, the hedge fund's president, Uri Landesman, said.
"What we're getting here is all of our losses, plus what we owed the RRA estate, plus all of our legal fees," he said.
"This totally vindicates Platinum, as we were victims of Rothstein's fraud," he added. We have always believed that it would be in our investors’ best interests to exhaust all of our legal options in pursuit of financial recovery. This settlement ensures that our investors will be made whole, an outstanding and just outcome for all our stakeholders."
Platinum invested in Rothstein's fraud through a feeder fund, Banyon Investments.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...