Hedge Funds

Stolen letter adds to court room drama


JPMorgan loses initial skirmish in a battle about the validity of side letters

Writes Neil Wilson

Rarely do hedge fund court room dramas involve Ferraris, strange incidents in Caribbean hotels and colourful personalities, but the nasty scrap over the 10% redemption penality charged by IIU's Macro Fund has it all including, as it now appears, a stolen letter.

The incident pits the great and the good of the New York hedge fund scene, including Joel Katzman at JPMorgan, Stanley Druckenmiller at Dusquene and the Stern family against the millionaire racehorse and soccer club owner, Dermot Desmond, who also owns IIU in