The Mauritius Financial Services Commission yesterday took action against three more companies - Belvedere Fund Manager Limited, Rejuvenation PCC Limited and Theseus Property Fund Ltd. - that are part of the Belvedere Management Group, which was exposed as a global criminal financial enterprise last year by OffshoreAlert.
Two more Belvedere Management Group investment vehicles - The Two Seasons PCC and Venture Assets PCC - have been closed down by the Financial Services Commission in Mauritius.
Offshore stockbroker CityGate Securities Limited, which is part of the fraudulently-operated Belvedere Management Group, has had its license suspended by the Mauritius Financial Services Commission.
More than one-third of the nearly €200 million of assets reported by one of Belvedere Management Group's offshore fund vehicles in 2013 was doubtful, according to auditor BDO (Mauritius).
Affidavit by Paul Yabsley, Senior Analyst in the Enforcement Division of The Guernsey Financial Services Commission, in The Guernsey Financial Services Commission v. Lancelot Management Limited, The Global Mutual Fund PCC Limited, The Universal Mutual Fund ICC Limited, The Worldwide Mutual Fund PCC Limited, and The Trinity Global Fund at The Royal Court of Guernsey.
Offshore fund group Belvedere Management, which claims to have $16 billion of assets under administration, management and advisory, appears to be one of the biggest criminal financial enterprises in history, headed by David Cosgrove, Cobus Kellermann and Kenneth Maillard, OffshoreAlert can reveal.
Financial Statements of The Four Elements PCC Limited for the year ended December 31, 2013. In issuing a qualified opinion, auditor BDO stated that more than one-third of the claimed assets of nearly €200 million might not exist or be recoverable.