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.
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.
March 26, 2015 - Press Release by the South Africa Financial Services Board disclosing two regulatory investigations into Jacobus Kellermann in Guernsey and Mauritius.
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.
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.
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.
March 02, 2015 - Investors who have already been swindled out of £98 million in a litigation funding scam by Buttonwood Legal Capital are being asked to invest a further £14.63 million to finance a Cayman Islands-domiciled 'rescue fund' set up by Simon Franklin, Stuart Hackett, and Klaus Selinger, who were all involved with the Buttonwood scheme before its collapse.
February 25, 2015 - 'Confidential Private Placement Memorandum' for Cayman Islands-based Chiron Litigation Funding Limited set up by Simon Franklin, Stuart Hackett and Klaus Selinger, of Dequity Partners Pty Ltd., in Australia, to recover assets on behalf of investors in Centaur Litigation Limited, Centaur Litigation SPC, and Centaur Litigation Unit Series 1 Limited who were swindled in a litigation funding fraud perpetrated by Buttonwood Legal Capital and the Argentum Capital Group.
January 08, 2015 - Nineteen more claw-back lawsuits seeking a combined US$65 m have been filed in the Cayman Islands by the liquidators of Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund against banks, investment funds and other firms in Bermuda, Canada, Cayman, Curacao, France, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Singapore, and Switzerland.
December 31, 2014 - Writ of Summons in Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Limited v. Fortis Prime Fund Solutions Bank (Ireland) Limited and Martello Nominees Limited (formerly known as Fortis Nominees (Guernsey) Limited) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.