Sat, Aug 1, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Peregrine Financial trustee claims 'viable’ claims against two banks

Monday, May 13, 2013

From Precy Dumlao, Opalesque Asia – Peregrine Financial’s court-appointed trustee Ira Bodenstein claims he has viable claims against JPMorgan Chase & Co and U.S. Bancorp, and said the banks did harm to clients of the now-defunct brokerage, Reuters reported last week.

In a filing before a federal bankruptcy court in Chicago, Bodenstein told the court that the lawsuit filed by former Peregrine clients against Peregrine’s founder and CEO Russell Wasendorf Sr. and his son Russell Jr. could interfere with his efforts to recover funds and return them to the brokerage’s customers and creditors.

According to Bodenstein’s statement of cash as of April 15, JPMorgan holds $18.2m and U.S. Bank holds $6m of Peregrine Financial's funds. But the banks said not all the money belong to Peregrine.

No decision has yet been made to pursue the banks, according to a court document filed late Wednesday, said The WSJ. Bodenstein on Thursday secured more time to decide, after a Chicago bankruptcy court agreed to put on hold for 60 days a separate lawsuit filed by former clients of Peregrine against the banks, as well as Russell Wasendorf Sr.

Peregrine Financial Group collapsed in the summer 2012.

......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Despite bumpy June/July, CTAs hold on[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: To say that things have been rocky in managed futures recently is putting it mildly. In June, the industry saw its worst month on a performance basis in the past four years. Then yesterday,

  2. Investing - Hedge fund billionaires bet on London as revival gathers pace[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: London’s fund industry is bouncing back, and U.S. billionaires Steven A. Cohen and Ken Griffin are grabbing a piece of the action. Griffin’s Citadel and Millennium Management, a hedge fund run by Israel Englander, have bulked up in London, where asset growth is outpacing the U.S.

  3. Other Voices: Same day reporting and the evolving role of fund administrators[more]

    By: Scott Price, Head of Business Development and Client Management for North America, Maitland Ernst & Young’s latest glob

  4. Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund assets rose to 11th consecutive quarterly record level: hedge fund news, week 31[more]

    In the week ending 24 July, 2015, the total global hedge fund industry assets rose to the 11th consecutive quarterly record level in 2Q15 to $2.97tln; Eurekahedge reported that hedge funds raised $93bn in the first six months of 2015; The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for July 201

  5. Cowen Group, Inc. to acquire Conifer Securities[more]

    Cowen Group, Inc. and Conifer Securities, LLC had announced the signing of a definitive agreement under which Cowen will acquire Conifer Securities, the prime services division of Conifer Financial Services LLC. The transaction, the terms of which have not yet been disclosed, was approved by the boa

 

banner