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Circumference Group removes Stuart Brankin from website after $212M fraud allegation

Stuart Brankin appears to have left Cayman Islands corporate services provider Circumference FS after OffshoreAlert revealed allegations of fraud against one of their clients. All references to Brankin, including his name, photo, and profile, were removed from Circumference's website one day after we reported that Asia Momentum Fund, of which Brankin was a director and to which Circumference provided services, had been accused of swindling Malaysian citizens out of more than $212 million as part of a wider $4.5 billion fraud involving 1MDB.

‘Remove image of Stuart Brankin,’ writes Circumference Group

Letter from Charlotte Hoffman, Group General Counsel of corporate services provider Circumference, requesting the removal from an article of an image of Circumference employee Stuart Brankin, who was a director of a fund - Asia Momentum Fund - that had been accused in a lawsuit of swindling an investor out of $212 million as part of a wider $4.5 billion fraud against a Malaysian Government-operated company known as 1MDB. Brankin's image was "taken directly from our website without permission by us or by Mr. Brankin", wrote Hoffman, whose group provided various corporate services to Asia Momentum Fund.
Asia Momentum Fund

Cayman Fund ‘swindled Malaysian citizens out of $212M as part of 1MDB fraud’

A Cayman Islands fund allegedly swindled a British Virgin Islands investment vehicle whose ultimate investors were "citizens of Malaysia" out of more than $200 million as part of the 1MDB fraud, all while its directors, Stuart Brankin (pictured), Desmond Campbell, and Christine Godfrey, collectively received fees and expenses "totaling more than US$100,000", it has been claimed in a lawsuit.

Nicholas Martin v. Circumference Holdings Ltd.: Winding Up Petition

Winding Up Petition in Nicholas James Martin, of Luxembourg v. Circumference Holdings Ltd., described as "a holding company and corporate parent for the Circumference Group, which is comprised of a number of holding and operating entities engaged in corporate, directorship, trust, fiduciary and accounting services primarily in the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg and The Netherlands", at the Grand Court of the Cayman Islands.

Circumference Holdings Ltd. et al v. Nicholas Martin: Amended Defense

Amended Defense in Circumference Investments (Europe) Limited, of England; Circumference (Luxembourg) Sàrl, of Luxembourg, and Circumference Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Nicholas James Martin, of Luxembourg, at the High Court of Justice, England and Wales.

Circumference Holdings Ltd. et al v. Nicholas Martin: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint alleging "fraudulent and dishonest" conduct by Defendant Nicholas Martin regarding an agreement to sell his Luxembourg-based Coficom Trust Sàrl to the Circumference Group in Circumference Investments (Europe) Limited, of England; Circumference (Luxembourg) Sàrl, of Luxembourg, and Circumference Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Nicholas James Martin, of Luxembourg, at the High Court of Justice, England and Wales.

Andrew Black et al v. Phoenix Cayman Ltd. et al: Complaint

Complaint alleging "a fraudulent investment opportunity in the first quarter of 2011 involving $5.6 billion of risky, underperforming residential mortgage backed securities" in Andrew Black, a resident of the United Kingdom; Hans Erik Molberg, a resident of Bahrain; Celestino Amore, a resident of the United Kingdom, and Dr. Henry Balboa, a resident of Melville, New York, individually and on behalf of Phoenix Holdco LP v. Phoenix Cayman Ltd., of the Cayman Islands; Vishal Garg, of New York, NY; Raja Visweswaran, of Reading, England; Nicholas Calamari, of New York, NY, and Triaxx Holdco LLC, of New York, NY, at the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York.

Circumference Holdings Ltd. et al v. Nicholas Martin: Defense

Defense in Circumference Investments (Europe) Limited, of England; Circumference (Luxembourg) Sàrl, of Luxembourg, and Circumference Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Nicholas James Martin, of Luxembourg, at the High Court of Justice, England and Wales.

Circumference Holdings Ltd. et al v. Nicholas Martin: Complaint

Complaint alleging the Circumference Group "was induced" to enter into an agreement to acquire Luxembourg-based Coficom Trust Sàrl by "fraudulent misrepresentations" in Circumference Investments (Europe) Limited, of England; Circumference (Luxembourg) Sàrl, of Luxembourg, and Circumference Holdings Ltd., of the Cayman Islands v. Nicholas James Martin, of Luxembourg, at the High Court of Justice, England and Wales.

Principal Global Investors LLC et al v. Randall Dillard et al: Amended Complaint

Amended Complaint in Principal Global Investors LLC, of Delaware, and Principal Global Financial Services (Europe) Limited, of England v. Randall Dillard, Jeffery Holland, Benjamin Funk, Intertrust Trustees (Cayman) Limited, as Trustee of Pembroke Centurion Trust; Rothschild Trust Guernsey Limited, as Trustee of Manor Charitable Trust; Intertrust Trustees (Cayman) Limited, as Trustee of Prometheus Trust, and Circumference FS (Cayman) Limited, as purported trustee of Pembroke Centurion Trust, at the High Court of Justice, England and Wales.