Sunday, 3 May 2015
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Jul 29 2014 | 8:41am ET
A hedge fund founded by a former top Merrill Lynch executive isn’t on the hook for losses suffered by two clients in the Bernard Madoff scandal.
A federal jury in Maine last week cleared Spring Mountain Capital and its founder, John Steffens, a former Merrill Lynch vice chairman. Steffens and his hedge fund were accused of encouraging Daniel Goldenson and his wife to invest with Madoff feeder fund manager J. Ezra Merkin, an investment that cost the couple up to $4.8 million.
It took the jury just three hours to clear Spring Mountain, which itself lost about $40 million it had invested with Merkin.
The Goldensons sued Spring Mountain four years ago, accusing it of having “simply funneled investors’ money to Madoff Investment Securities” without telling clients about Madoff’s role in the Merkin fund.
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…