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Belvedere's Brighton SPC taken over by Cayman regulator

June 02, 2015 - Belvedere Management Group fund vehicle Brighton SPC, which was exposed as a fraud by OffshoreAlert 11 weeks ago, has been taken over by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority following the completion of a "forensic examination" by the regulator.

US judge slams SEC for forcing closure of Cayman's Caledonian Bank

May 27, 2015 - A federal judge in the United States has accused the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission of "incredible government over-reach" in forcing the closure of Cayman Islands-licensed Caledonian Bank and rebuked the bank's counsel for allowing it to happen.
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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.

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.

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.
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