Friday, 3 April 2009

Madoff "feeder" funds in spotlight

Civil law suits pertaining to "feeder funds" in the Bernard Madoff Ponzi scheme continue to play out with Connecticut-based hedge fund, Fairfield Greenwich the subject of allegations that it failed to carry out adequate due diligence on Madoff.

According to newspaper reports, the fund, whose manager reportedly worked with Madoff for 18 years, is accused of being "blinded" by the hefty performance fees it earned for funneling funds into the alleged Ponzi scheme. The fund funnelled a reported $7.2 billion into Mr Madoff's company. Fairfield Greenwich is believed to be contesting the charges brought by Massachusetts authorities.

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