Tuesday, 21 October 2014
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Aug 27 2013 | 10:37am ET
Another Bernard Madoff feeder fund has settled with the court-appointed trustee seeking to recover money for the arch-fraudster’s victims.
Maxam Capital Management’s Absolute Return Fund will pay $97.8 million into Irving Picard’s restitution fund, according to a court filing yesterday. The deal will allow it to file a claim for nearly $276.7 million from the Madoff estate.
A federal judge must still approve the deal, which resolves a three-year-old lawsuit and would add to “eventual distribution to defrauded Madoff customers with allowed claims.”
Picard had accused Maxam of being in a “unique position to obtain information concerning” Madoff’s operations—Maxam founder Sandra Manzke is a former CEO of Tremont Capital Management, which lost $3.1 billion in the fraud and settled with Picard for more than $1 billion—citing her long-time ties to Madoff.
Maxam had more than $300 million invested with Madoff at the time of his arrest, in 2008.
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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