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Buttonwood Legal Capital fraud victims asked for another £14 m to finance 'rescue fund'

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. 

RBC (Bahamas) facing criminal charges in France for alleged tax fraud and money laundering

February 28, 2015 - The Public Prosecutor in France has recommended that Royal Bank of Canada Trust Company (Bahamas) Limited be criminally prosecutors for alleged tax fraud and money laundering concerning a trust for which the company serves as trustee.

Forbes magazine investor tries to avoid liquidation in BVI

February 27, 2015 - British Virgin Islands-domiciled Integrated Whale Media Investment, which appears to have been the vehicle through which Asian investors bought a majority stake in the Delaware firm that owns iconic U.S.-based publication Forbes magazine last year, has been threatened with liquidation by a creditor.

Cayman regulator seems to wrongly identify Caledonian Bank's ultimate beneficial owner

February 26, 2015 - Research by OffshoreAlert indicates that insolvent Caledonian Bank is controlled by Canadian hedge fund boss and United States citizenship-renouncer Terry Duffy, not Curacao-based hedge fund services provider Gordon Casey, as claimed by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority in its petition to wind up the bank.

Caledonian Bank controllers obtain stay of asset freeze in US

February 16, 2015 - At 3.45 p.m. EST today, a federal bankruptcy judge in Manhattan temporarily stayed an asset freeze in the United States against the assets of Cayman Islands-based Caledonian Bank after an application by its Cayman-based controllers, who have asked for their controllership to be recognized in the U. S.

DMS Offshore & officer Dawn Cummings face prospect of lawsuit over Axiom Legal Financing Fund fraud

February 14, 2015 - The liquidator of the investment manager of Axiom Legal Financing Fund is preparing to sue Cayman-based hedge fund firm DMS Offshore Investment Services, one of its officers, Dawn Cummings, and the architect of the scam, Tim Schools. Ironically, Tangerine Investment Management's liquidator wants a litigation funding firm to finance it.

Caledonian Bank depositors tried to withdraw $68 m after SEC action, reveals judge

February 13, 2015 - Caledonian Bank received requests for withdrawals of more than $68 million in the few days after being sued by the SEC in the United States last Friday, it has been disclosed.

Cayman appeal court throws out $111 m award against Weavering's 'independent' directors

February 12, 2015 - The Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands has thrown out a landmark US$111 million judgment against fraudulently-operated hedge fund Weavering Capital's two 'independent' directors, Stefan Peterson and Hans Ekstrom.

Cayman court rejects Caledonian Bank's voluntary liquidation, upholds regulator's take-over

February 12, 2015 - A resolution by shareholders of Caledonian Bank and Caledonian Securities to put the companies into voluntary liquidation in an apparent attempt to stymie regulatory action locally has been rejected by the Chief Justice of the Cayman Islands.

Caledonian Bank in 'voluntary liquidation', its attorney tells US court

February 11, 2015 - After regulatory action in the U.S. and Cayman Islands, including having its assets frozen by a U.S. judge, the shareholders of Cayman-based Caledonian Bank Ltd. have voted to put the bank into voluntary liquidation, the bank's attorney has disclosed in a court filing at federal court in New York.
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What a View - the Latest Weavering Clawback Claims
Martin Kenney
       As published on this site, in late December the liquidators of Cayman Islands-domiciled Weavering Macro Fixed Income Fund Limited (the Company) filed a series of summonses in the Grand Court in which they claim that redemption payments made by the Company to a number of investors in the six months imm