Tuesday, 31 March 2015
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Oct 16 2007 | 5:32am ET
In spite of having won the backing of the vast majority of its investors for a restructuring planned, troubled hedge fund group Absolute Capital said it still lacks the requisite level of support to move forward.
The Majorca, Spain-based group, which was rocked by the abrupt departure of founder Florian Homm last month, said it has the support of “substantially all” of the 70% of investors it has spoken to. But it needs more than 75% support to move forward with a restructuring plan, which would segregate highly-illiquid positions—believed to be primarily U.S. pink sheets—in half of its eight funds into corner pockets and impose a one-year asset freeze.
To make matters worse for the firm, which manages about US$4 billion in assets, one investor has petitioned the Cayman Islands courts to liquidate two of its funds—European Catalyst and Octane—immediately.
Absolute managed to stave off the liquidation move by investor John Bruhl, which was adjourned until the end of the month, but only several large shareholders intervened on its behalf. In addition, a group of investors last week retained legal counsel to consider their claims.
Mar 9 2015 | 6:35am ET
As more investors look to diversify, many are beginning to use retirement funds to invest in alternative assets such as private equity and real estate. Kelly Rodriques, CEO & President of PENSCO Trust Company, explains how companies can connect with those looking to use their retirement accounts in a different way. Read more…
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…