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Argyle Funds & Ardent Harmony Fund go into liquidation, $89m at risk

May 19, 2016 - A Cayman fund group set up by Barbados-based Canadian attorney Jeffrey Lipton has collapsed, putting US$89m of investors' funds at risk. Argyle Funds SPC, ARC (Euro) Fund, ARC (USD) Fund, and Ardent Harmony Fund went into liquidation apparently due to problems with loans of approximately $40m to NY-based factoring firm RMP Capital Corp.

USA v. Robert Bandfield et al: Bandfield's Motion to Suppress Evidence

May 10, 2016 - Bandfield's Motion to Suppress Evidence in USA v. Robert Bandfield, Unicorn International Securities LLC, Titan International Securities Inc., Legacy Global Markets S.A., IPC Corporate Services LLC, IPC Corporate Services Inc., IPC Management Services, LLC, Andrew Godfrey, Cem Can, Rohn Knowles, Kelvin Leach, Paula Psyllakis, Brian De Wit, Philip Kueber, and Gregg Mulholland at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Fairfield Sentry Ltd. v. Boies Schiller & Flexner, LLP: Discovery Application

May 04, 2016 - Application by Kenneth Krys and Charlotte Caulfield, as Joint Liquidators and Foreign Representatives of Fairfield Sentry Limited, Fairfield Sigma Limited and Fairfield Lambda Limited, to take discovery from Boies Schiller & Flexner, LLP, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Bermuda firm applies to wind up Ryan Bateman's B & C Capital in Cayman

March 05, 2016 - In filing a winding up petition last week, Bermuda-domiciled Triathlon Limited became the second obscure offshore entity in eight months to sue Cayman Islands-domiciled investment firm B & C Capital Ltd., whose principals include 43-year-old Canadian Ryan Bateman.

MLB Insurance Ltd. et al: Petition

February 29, 2016 - Petition by MLB Insurance Ltd. and The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company at Bermuda Supreme Court.

SEC v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. et al: Liquidators' Support for Proposed Settlement

February 25, 2016 - Memorandum of Caledonian Bank Ltd. and Caledonian Securities Ltd, in further support of the proposed settlement with the SEC in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. and Caledonian Securities Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Sentinel Trust has 'no standing' to block Caledonian Bank fraud settlement, say SEC & liquidators

February 23, 2016 - The U. S. SEC and the liquidators of Cayman Islands-domiciled Caledonian Bank have objected to an attempt by Sentinel Trust Services to block their proposed settlement of a securities fraud complaint and have questioned Sentinel's claim to be the bank's "owner".

SEC v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. et al: Liquidators' Letter

February 22, 2016 - Liquidators' Response to an attempt by Sentinel Trust Services Limited to intervene in the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. and Caledonian Securities Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

SEC v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. et al: SEC Letter

February 22, 2016 - SEC Letter opposing attempt to intervene by Sentinel Trust Services Limited in U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission v. Caledonian Bank Ltd. and Caledonian Securities Ltd. at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Caledonian Bank 'owner' seeks to block SEC settlement & force regulator to pay damages

February 12, 2016 - Cayman Islands-domiciled Sentinel Trust Services - claiming to be the owner of Caledonian Bank - is seeking to block the bank's proposed securities fraud settlement agreement with the SEC and force the regulator to pay damages for causing the bank's collapse.
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'Reporters Without Borders' - You can't be serious!
David Marchant
The France based 'Reporters Without Borders' has just released its '2016 World Press Freedom Index', which purports to measure the "level of freedom of information in 180 countries", and, not for the fist time with this annual index, I question