A Channel Islands-listed fund which held "substantial" assets with failed broker MF Global UK Limited has ceased trading.
The Alecto Fund was launched in July 2009 as a listed, open ended, offshore fund vehicle, open to retail, professional and SIPP investors.
In a statement posted on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) today, Alecto blamed "a particularly challenging period in financial markets from August 2011" for the closure of MF Global, the fund's principal broker and custodian.
The fund has yet to recoup assets from the broker, and while it said it is expected to recover the majority of these monies, it could not be established when they - or how much - will be received.
The fund also performed poorly from August due to "a sharp explosion in options volatility", which was compounded by attempts to redeem cash in a hurry from MF Global at the end of October.
The subsequent increase in redemptions meant it was impossible to continue trading, the statement read.
Investors in MF Global are expected to challenge administrators KPMG in a meeting in London today, over the slow progress of recovering funds.
They have expressed frustration at the slow progress KPMG has made recovering the estimated $1.2bn of cash and assets frozen when the broker collapsed.
MF Global collapsed after reporting a $191.6m quarterly loss in October, following a $6.3bn investment into European government debt.
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