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Belvedere's David Cosgrove & Cobus Kellermann lambasted by Guernsey regulator

April 24, 2015 - A Guernsey regulator has essentially portrayed Belvedere Management Group principals David Cosgrove and Cobus Kellermann as serial fraudsters with little or no regard for the well-being of investors who, including other funds around the world, have entrusted them with hundreds of millions of dollars and possibly billions since the group began in or around 2008.

Three Belvedere Management Group funds closed down by Guernsey regulator

April 24, 2015 - Three Belvedere Management Group fund vehicles - The Global Mutual Fund PCC, The Worldwide Mutual Fund PCC and The Universal Mutual Fund ICC - were today forced into administration by their local regulator in Guernsey, with similar applications against two affiliates, Trinity Global Fund and Lancelot Management Limited, adjourned to a later date.

Caledonian Bank liquidators paint bleak picture for creditors

April 10, 2015 - Cayman Islands-based Caledonian Bank has millions of dollars of related-party transactions that typically "can be difficult to recover full value" and is exposed to "a single large loan" of $93.7 million, representing more than half of all loans receivable. The grim news for creditors came in the first report of liquidators Keiran Hutchison and Claire Loebell.

Cayman 'rescue fund' for Centaur litigation funding fraud fails to meet £6 m minimum subscription

April 05, 2015 - An attempt to raise at least £6 million from victims of the Centaur Group litigation funding fraud by March 31st to fund a dubious Cayman Islands-domiciled 'rescue fund' failed – so the three Australia-based businessmen behind the scheme - Simon Franklin, Stuart Hackett and Klaus Selinger - extended the deadline to April 17th.

Belvedere Management's London unit 'like Wolf of Wall Street', says former employee

March 31, 2015 - Victims of Belvedere Management Group's global fraud scheme were pouring so much money into its London division that 33-year-old boss Anthony Constantinou regularly threw huge wads of cash up in the air for employees to grab as it rained down or scoop from the floor while on their hands and knees, according to a former employee.

Mauritius regulator closes down RDL Management after OffshoreAlert exposé

March 30, 2015 - The Mauritius Financial Services Commission today closed down a third company that was exposed by OffshoreAlert 13 days ago as being part of a massive investment fraud perpetrated by Belvedere Management Group. RDL Management Ltd. had its 'Collective Investment Scheme Manager License' suspended and was placed into administration.

Cayman realtors sued for alleged $5 m 'Island Resort Project' fraud

March 26, 2015 - Cayman Islands real estate firm RE/MAX and its two principals, Kim Lund and James Bovell, are being sued in the United States for allegedly defrauding 30 investors out of more than $5 million in a Cayman property scheme known as 'Island Resort Project'.

Bermuda's ADG Fund sues defunct BVI shell firm for $52 m in 'dispute' that invites suspicion

March 25, 2015 - An obscure Bermuda-domiciled private equity fund - ADG Absolute Diversified Growth Fund - has applied to liquidate an even more obscure and long ago defunct BVI shell company - Lasdun Ventures - for alleged failure to repay a $52 m loan, a transaction whose substance is open to question.

Cayman hedge fund Brighton SPC suspended in aftermath of Belvedere Management Group exposé

March 22, 2015 - Cayman Islands-domiciled hedge fund Brighton SPC has been suspended by its directors, David Egglishaw and John Cullinane, after OffshoreAlert revealed it was part of a criminal financial enterprise operated by Mauritius-based Belvedere Management Group.

Mauritius regulator closes down two Belvedere Management fund companies

March 21, 2015 - Two key investment fund companies operated by Belvedere Management Group - Lancelot Global PCC and The Four Elements PCC - have had their business licenses revoked in Mauritius - four days after the group was exposed as a massive criminal enterprise by OffshoreAlert.
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Cayman attorney Michael Wingrave & client Jazeb Jones demonstrate how not to deal with the media
David Marchant
After my blog last year entitled "A Message to Greg Fairley, Ashley Hurst & Anyone Else Thinking of Threatening Me', I didn't think any lawyer client duo would be stupid enough to repeat the mistake of issuing an idle threat