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Belvedere associate Brian Weal's latest fraud: Publicly-listed Etaireia Investments

June 30, 2015 - OffshoreAlert's continuing investigation into Belvedere Management Group and its affiliates has uncovered another ongoing investment fraud, this one involving British firm Etaireia Investments Plc, whose shares are listed on the London-based ICAP Securities & Derivatives Exchange and which has raised at least £1.5 million over the last 15 months.

Belvedere's Kijani Resources goes into liquidation in Gibraltar

June 26, 2015 - Kijani Resources Limited, which is a key component of international investment frauds committed by Irishman David Cosgrove's and South African Cobus Kellermann's Belvedere Management Group, has gone into liquidation in Gibraltar.

Aurora Funds Management Ltd. v. Torchlight Fund L.P.: Winding Up Petition

June 25, 2015 - Winding Up Petition in Aurora Funds Management Ltd., as Trustee for the Bear Real Opportunities Fund, Crown Asset Management Ltd. and the Accident Compensation Corporation of New Zealand v. The Torchlight Fund L.P. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

BUSTED: British & Irish expats who help Belvedere Group swindle investors

May 22, 2015 - One day after new directors were appointed to 'ensure' that Cayman-domiciled Brighton SPC would be operated legally, the Fund illegally acquired a Gibraltar firm with bogus assets of $125 million, OffshoreAlert can reveal. The transfer allowed Belvedere and its accomplices in Britain, Dubai, Gibraltar, Spain and elsewhere to continue securities frauds involving firms listed on stock exchanges in Denmark, England and Germany.

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.

Guernsey Financial Services Commission v. Lancelot Management Ltd. et al: Paul Yabsley Affidavit

April 22, 2015 - Affidavit of Paul Yabsley in Guernsey Financial Services Commission v. Lancelot Management Limited, The Global Mutual Fund PCC Limited, The Universal Mutual Fund PCC Limited, The Worldwide Mutual Fund PCC Limited and The Trinity Global Fund. NOTE: OffshoreAlert has temporarily removed the 1,044 pages of exhibits to avoid potentially prejudicing the regulatory investigation in Guernsey. OffshoreAlert expects to restore them soon.

Crosscan Financial Corp. v. Dmitry Purim et al : Order to Serve Outside Jurisdiction

April 15, 2015 - Order to serve outside the jurisdiction in Stuart Mackellar, as liquidator of Crosscan Financial Corp. (in liquidation) v. Dmitry Purim, Edward Petre-Mears, Pavel Maslo, and Elena Ryabova at the British Virgin Islands High Court.

Tetragon Financial Group Ltd. et al v. Brit UW Ltd. et al: Consent Order

April 13, 2015 - Order in Tetragon Financial Group Limited and Tetragon Financial Management LP v. Brit UW Ltd. (as sole representative of Lloyd's Syndicate BRT 2987 for the 2010 year of account), Chaucer Syndicates Limited, (representing Lloyd's Syndicate CSL 1084 for the 2010 year of account), and AIG Europe Limited at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

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.
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