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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Madoff trusteee to clawback hedge fund "profits"

The trustee charged with tracking down money to repay victims of Bernard Madoff’s alleged $50bn Ponzi scheme will target big investors such as hedge funds that pulled what he termed substantial amounts of false profits out of the broker’s operation...

Mr Picard and Mr Sheehan declined to say categorically they would exempt charities or small investors, but they made clear their focus would be on the big fish...

The big question involves investors who went through third-party feeder funds, such as Fairfield Sentry and Santander’s Optimal funds. Legal experts are divided on whether Mr Picard can reach through them to their individual investors.
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/3b5c320e-0368-11de-b405-000077b07658.html

ANd Luxembourg's financial regulator, want UBS to come up with the $1.4 billion that made it's way into Madoff:

The regulator ordered the bank to pay compensation, saying the “poor execution of its due-diligence obligations constitute a serious failure of its surveillance role as a depositary bank.”
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/ed034050-0378-11de-b405-000077b07658.html

2 Comments:

At February 26, 2009 at 9:45 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should go after them all! I saw a detailed piece put out by a firm called Corgentum (http://www.corgentum.com) which highlighted the need to perform due diligence so that people wouldn't even be in this situation to begin with!

here's the link: http://corgentum.com/research-tenquestions.html

Lol, maybe the Madoff trustee should read it!

 
At February 26, 2009 at 10:04 AM , Blogger Palmoni said...

Hah! They should!! Good find.

 

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