Investigating Potential Claims – Premium Point Investments LP
According to various reports yesterday, federal prosecutors charged the founder of New York investment firm Premium Point Investments LP and two others with inflating the value of assets held by the firm’s hedge funds by more than $200 million.
Premium Point’s founder, a former partner and a former trader have reportedly been charged with securities fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy, according to an indictment. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission also announced related civil charges against them.
Premium Point Investments, a New York investment firm, managed assets valued at more than $5 billion at its peak, specializing in mortgage-related investments through hedge and private equity funds, according to prosecutors.
According to authorities, between 2014 and 2016, the three men allegedly engaged in a scheme to mark up the value of assets held by Premium’s hedge funds in investor reports.
The complaint alleges that the defendants obtained the inflated values in part through fraudulent quotes on securities from corrupt brokers.
After a questionable audit in 2015, Premium Point allegedly told investors it had overvalued all of its funds by 13 percent to 15 percent from September 2015 to March 2016, according to prosecutors.
Prosecutors further alleged Premium’s mortgage credit hedge fund was mismarked by 24 percent, and dated back to at least January 2014.
Court records show Premium Point Investments LP filed for bankruptcy in March.
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The White Law Group is investigating potential claims involving the following Premium Point Investments offerings:
Premium Point Credit Fund, LP
Premium Point ERISA Offshore Mortgage Credit Fund, LTD
Premium Point Master Single Family Residential Fund I LP
Premium Point Mortgage Credit Fund, L.P.
Premium Point Offshore Mortgage Credit Fund, Ltd
Premium Point Single Family Residential Fund I LP
To determine whether you may be able to recover investment losses incurred as a result of your purchase of Premium Point Investment offerings, please contact The White Law Group at 1-888-637-5510 for a free consultation.
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