Thursday, 18 September 2014
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Feb 23 2009 | 12:34am ET
While some of its clients have very loudly opposed Banco Santander’s Bernard Madoff settlement offer, most have chosen to go along.
Spain’s largest bank told a Miami court last week that about 70% of its Madoff-burned investors have decided to accept its compensation plan. Santander has offered subordinated debt securities with a 2% annual payout to its clients, who lost about US$1.7 billion in Madoff’s alleged US$50 billion Ponzi scheme. Santander’s hedge fund unit, Optimal Asset Management, has acknowledged some €2.3 billion (US$3 billion) of exposure to Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities.
The settlement offer was made only to Santander’s individual investors, and not to institutions.
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…
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