Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Switzerland’s Union Bancaire Privé to Hedge Funds: Independent Adminstrators and Custodians, Now!

The private sector begins to adjust to make it more difficult for another Bernie Madoff scam to happen--no SEC required.

The second-biggest investor in hedge funds will demand that some of the largest names in the industry, including Cerberus, Citadel, DE Shaw and SAC Capital, appoint independent administrators or face it pulling its money.

Switzerland’s Union Bancaire Privée, in an internal memo, instructed managers of the $56 billon it has allocated to hedge funds to put in immediate redemptions for any fund that does not have independent administrators and custodians, following its heavy losses from the alleged fraud by Bernard Madoff.

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