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Is K1 Group Just Another Hedge Fund Fraud?

Posted by Larry Doyle on October 28th, 2009 11:01 AM |

Fraud knows no boundaries.

I strongly believe we will see dozens of hedge funds, fund of funds, and other financial frauds revealed over the coming months. In fact, I addressed this likelihood last April in writing, “Low Tide Will Reveal Rats Scurrying Amidst The Garbage”:

Additionally, do not forget that many hedge funds suspended redemptions in the latter half of 2008. Ponzi schemes, like rats, only thrive given a steady source of food and water in the form new investments. Suspending redemptions is akin to a rat rationing its food supply. While plenty of those suspensions could be legitimate, it would be naive to think that all of them are.

What do we learn today?

Breaking news indicates that a German fund of funds, K1 Group, may very well be the next rat exposed by the global market meltdown. A legitimate fund of funds company allocates capital across a wide array of different hedge funds. We certainly know that did not happen with the funds feeding Madoff. What happened with K1 Group? (more…)






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