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Cayman firms owned by US accused fraudsters go into liquidation

October 31, 2018 - Seven Cayman Islands firms whose beneficial owners appear to be accused fraudsters in the United States have gone into liquidation, joining affiliates in the British Virgin Islands and the Bahamas.

Sentinel Investment Fund SPC: Petition

October 05, 2018 - Petition In the Matter of Sentinel Investment Fund SPC (in Voluntary Liquidation) at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

ENNIA Caribe Holding NV: Chapter 15 Petition

September 25, 2018 - Chapter 15 Petition for Recognition of a Foreign Main Proceeding in Curaçao by R.M. Hermans, as the Foreign Representative of ENNIA Caribe Holding NV, EC Holding BV, ENNIA Caribe Leven NV, ENNIA Caribe Zorg NV, ENNIA Caribe Schade NV, and EC Investments BV, at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

SPV OSUS Ltd. v. HSBC Holdings Plc et al: Amended Complaint

March 28, 2018 - Amended Complaint in SPV OSUS Ltd. v. HSBC Holdings Plc, HSBC Bank Plc, HSBC Bank USA, NA, HSBC Securities Services (Bermuda) Limited, HSBC Institutional Trust Services (Bermuda) Limited, HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited, HSBC Securities Services (Luxembourg) SA, HSBC Bank (Cayman) Limited, HSBC Private Banking Holdings (Suisse) SA, HSBC Private Ban (Suisse) SA, HSBC Fund Services (Luxembourg) SA, Sonja Kohn, Mario Benbassat, Alberto Benbassat, Stephane Benbassat, 20:20 Medici AG, UniCredit Bank Austria AG, BA Worldwide Fund Management Ltd., UniCredit SpA, Herald Asset Management Limited, Eurovaleur, Inc., Pioneer Alternative Investment Management Limited, Alpha Prime Asset Management Ltd., Regulus Asset Management Limited, Carruba Asset Management Limited, Tereo Trust Company Limited, Genevalor Benbassat et Cie, Hermes Asset Management Limited, Thema Asset Management (Bermuda) Ltd., Thema Asset Management Limited, Equus Asset Management Limited, Equus Asset Management Partners, LP, Aurelia Fund Management Limited, Inter Asset Management Inc., T&M Trusteeship & Management Services SA, GTM Management Services Corp. NV, Aurelia Asset Management Partners, Cape Investment Advisors Limited, Erwin Kohn, and HSBC USA Inc. at The Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Helix Investment Management, SLP v. Privilege Direct Corp. et al: Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Motion to Stay

March 01, 2018 - Plaintiff's Response to Defendant's Motion to Stay in Helix Investment Management, SLP, on behalf of Helix Securitisation Fund Compartment 'Privilege Wealth' v. Privilege Direct Corp., Oliphant Financial Group, LLC, Oliphant Financial Corporation, and Robert A. Morris at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

Britannia Holdings (2006) Ltd. v. HMS Cayman Ltd. et al: Writ of Summons

September 27, 2017 - Writ of Summons in Britannia Holdings (2006) Ltd. v. HMS Cayman Ltd., Jean-Marc Lesieur, Michael Joseph Jacob, and Private Equity Services (Curacao) NV at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Citco Group CEO Christopher Smeets accused of oppressing minority investors

August 14, 2017 - In a lawsuit filed in the Cayman Islands, Citco Group CEO Christopher Smeets has been accused of ripping off minority investors in the hedge fund administrator, most of whom are his own employees.

Citco Group agrees to pay $26M to settle Buddy Fletcher 'fraud' litigation

August 12, 2017 - Hedge fund administrator Citco Group and related parties have agreed to pay $26.25 million to settle litigation brought on behalf of investors in funds domiciled in the Cayman Islands and BVI that Citco sold to fraudster Buddy Fletcher's Fletcher International Group, which then allegedly looted them.

Andre Visser v. FFC Fund Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

August 08, 2017 - Winding Up Petition in Andre Visser v. FFC Fund Ltd. at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Richcourt Euro Strategies Inc. et al v. Citco Group et al: Motion to Approve Settlement

August 04, 2017 - Motion to Approve Settlement in Soundview Elite Ltd., Soundview Premium, Ltd., Soundview Star Ltd., Elite Designated, Premium Designated and Star Designated, and John Ayres and Martin Trott, as Joint Liquidators of America Alternative Investments Inc., Optima Absolute Return Fund Ltd., Richcourt Allweather B Inc., Richcourt Allweather Fund Inc., Richcourt Composite Inc. and Richcourt Euro Strategies Inc. v. The Citco Group Limited, Citco Fund Services (Cayman Islands) Limited, Citco Fund Services (Europe) B.V., Citco Global Custody (NA) N.V., Citco Banking Corporation N.V., Citco Trading Inc., CFS Company Ltd., CFS Corporation Ltd., Christopher G. Smeets, Ermanno Unternaehrer, Robert A. Voges, Enrico Laddaga, Gabriele Magris, and Yves Bloch at the U. S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

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Cayman Court Secrecy: A Huge Red Flag for Foreign Investors & Clients
David Marchant
As any fule kno, the biggest enemy of fraud, corruption, money laundering, and other forms of financial crime is transparency, while their best friend is secrecy. That's why the unprecedented mass sealing of cases that's taking place at the Financial Services Division of the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands is repugnant to anyone with a genuine concern for financial crime.