March 17, 2015 - Offshore fund group Belvedere Management, which claims to have $16 billion of assets under administration, management and advisory, appears to be one of the biggest criminal financial enterprises in history, headed by David Cosgrove, Cobus Kellermann and Kenneth Maillard, OffshoreAlert can reveal.
August 22, 2012 - The head of a Cayman Islands fund group that claims to manage $160 million, promotes its investments as "low risk" and boasts of "consistent" 12% net annual returns for investors is being prosecuted for alleged professional misconduct in the United Kingdom. British attorney Tim Schools faces 11 allegations, including that he "failed to act with integrity" and "failed to act in the best interests of his clients".
October 10, 2012 - As investors continue to pour millions of pounds each month into Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund, OffshoreAlert has uncovered more red flags, including conflicting financial statements, £7.9 million loaned to a debt-ridden law firm owned by Axiom's principal, and insurance provided by an unregulated, unaudited firm that is currently defending a fraud lawsuit brought by one of its clients.
February 18, 2014 - London-based litigation fund Argentum Capital, whose shares are listed on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange and whose chairman is retired British judge David Keene, is being financed by what appears to be a £90 m Ponzi scheme headed by Briton Brendan Terrill and involving the BVI, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Jersey, Singapore, Thailand and other jurisdictions, OffshoreAlert can reveal.
November 05, 2012 - New evidence uncovered by OffshoreAlert indicates that the recently-suspended Axiom Legal Financing Fund is hopelessly insolvent as a result of self-dealing and fraud by insiders. The Cayman Islands-domiciled Fund, which has raised more than £117 million, appears to be a Ponzi scheme.
November 19, 2012 - Offshore providers in the Cayman Islands, Isle of Man, and Switzerland face huge liabilities after allowing insiders to loot Axiom Legal Financing Fund of tens of millions of pounds. Those most at risk from being sued by Axiom's eventual liquidators appear to be DMS Group, JP Funds Group, BDO Cayman, and Ogier, all in the Cayman Islands; Turnstone Group, in the Isle of Man; and Portland Financial Management, of Switzerland.
January 17, 2012 - Credit Suisse (Guernsey), three of its trust officers and a BVI-domiciled IBC are being sued for allegedly concealing the proceeds of corruption by former Ukraine Prime Ministers Pavlo Lazarenko and Yulia Tymoshenko and avoiding paying debts, including an $18 m judgment. At least $2.6 m in "bribes" went into accounts at Barclays Bank, in the Cayman Islands, it was alleged.
October 27, 2012 - Cayman Islands-domiciled Axiom Legal Financing Fund suspended redemptions and halted new subscriptions yesterday - a result of an investigation into the Fund by OffshoreAlert. Meanwhile, our ongoing investigation suggests that investors - who have invested at least £117 million - are victims of a massive fraud orchestrated by British solicitor Tim Schools and others.
March 14, 2014 - Court Docket as of March 14, 2014 in USA v. Bryce Gilroy Merren at the U. S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico.
August 21, 2013 - The Cayman Islands-domiciled umbrella fund of which the fraudulent Axiom Legal Financing Fund was a sub-fund has been involved in at least two other frauds, OffshoreAlert can reveal. In the latest incident, investors in currency fund Capricorn FXG10 were allegedly swindled out of $26.6 million by British Virgin Islands-domiciled Global Tradewaves Ltd.