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Citi Faces Punitive Damages in Muni-Fund Case

Wall Street Journal

A securities arbitration panel has ordered a unit of Citigroup Inc. to pay a group of investors about $54 million for losses they incurred in a municipal-bond arbitrage fund that lost about 80% from mid 2007 through March 2008. Three investors, including Brush Creek Capital, filed the claim in 2009, seeking damages related to MAT […]

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Citi ordered by panel to pay investors $54M


An arbitration panel ordered Citigroup Inc to pay a group of investors $54.1 million for losses from municipal securities funds that cratered between 2007 and 2008, the biggest award yet involving the funds in a long series of legal claims against the bank. Three investors — Gerald Hosier, Brush Creek Capital and Jerry Murdock — […]

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Securities Arbitration

The Daily Journal

Breach Of Fiduciary Duty, Breach of Written Contract ARBITRATION: $54,105,616. CASE/NUMBER: Gerald D. Hosier, individually, and as trustee of the Gerald D: Hosier, U/A/D 10/4/99; Brush Creek Capital LLC; Jerry Murdock Jr. v. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. / 09-03297. COURT/DATE: FINRA/ April 18, 2011. ARBITRATOR:  Malcolm T. Cleland. ATTORNEYS: Claimant- Philip M. Aidikoff, Ryan K. […]

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Finra orders Citigroup to pay $51M to muni-fund investors


Citigroup Inc., the third-biggest U.S. bank, was ordered to pay more than $51 million to a group of investors in its MAT and ASTA municipal-bond hedge funds, which regulators began examining more than two years ago. The ruling by arbitrators at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, which oversees U.S. brokerages, includes $17 million in punitive […]

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FINRA Shakes Citi Unit For $54M Over Hedge Funds


The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority on Monday ordered a Citigroup Inc. unit to pay three investors more than $54 million for its mismanagement of poorly performing municipal bond hedge funds. Gerald D. Hosier, Brush Creek Capital LLC and Jerry Murdock Jr. filed the claim in June 2009, alleging Citigroup Global Markets breached its fiduciary duty […]

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