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Jul 21 2008 | 9:11am ET
Cayman Islands authorities have arrested a man in connection with the collapse of several hedge funds last month.
The unidentified 47-year-old has been taken into custody on suspicion of theft, false accounting and issuing false documents. It is thought that investors lost some US$70 million in the Grand Island hedge funds, although police say they do not know exactly how much was lost. It is also unclear how many investors are affected.
In June, the four funds—three registered with the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority and one unregulated offering—were put into voluntary liquidation by their shareholders. PricewaterhouseCoopers has been appointed the funds’ receiver.
The Grand Island funds primarily traded oil. Close Brothers served as the fund’s administrator, and a prominent Cayman businessman, Naul Bodden, served as a director for at least one of the funds, according to Cayman NetNews.
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 ...