Private Advisors' Fuller Commits Suicide

Dec 13 2013 | 11:08am ET

Michael Fuller, a partner at private-equity and fund of hedge funds firm Private Advisors, was found dead in his Virginia home on Monday night. He was 42.

Fuller, who worked at Richmond-based Private Advisors for a dozen years, took his own life after allegedly taking his wife and three children hostage at gunpoint. Fuller had a history of marital strife: He had been arrested, and his wife, Regina, filed for divorce in April, followed by a series of protective orders.

According to Regina Fuller's divorce petition, Fuller had been suicidal, and had refused to leave the Manakin-Sabot home even after the protective orders.

No one else was harmed in the incident.

According to the Goochland County Sheriff's Office, Fuller shot himself after he was found in a bedroom by a search dog at about 11 p.m., following a two-hour standoff. He appears to have set fire to a couch in the home before police entered.

Fuller managed hedge fund portfolios at Private Advisors until his resignation this past weekend, the firm said. He had been on a short leave of absence from his post.

"Michael had been an employee of Private Advisors for 12 years, a senior manager of the hedge fund team and was a partner for five years," Private Advisors said. "As a longstanding employee, Mike's friendship, commitment and dedication to the firm were second to none."


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