Story Series: Direct Lending Investments

Direct Lending Investments’ Ability to Collect From Largest Debtor Looks Uncertain

October 30, 2019
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When Direct Lending Investments (DLI), one of the largest online lending hedge funds, went bust, many were surprised to learn that the fund had discreetly gambled heavily in the international telecom market. At present, a company called VOIP Guardian Partners I owes DLI $203 million. There’s a problem with recovery in that VOIP declared Chapter […]

SEC Secures Judgment Against Direct Lending Investments

June 20, 2019
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Without admitting or denying the allegations of the complaint, Direct Lending Investments, a defunct online lending hedge fund, consented to judgment by the SEC on Tuesday. They will be required to pay a disgorgement of ill-gotten gains, prejudgment interest, and a civil penalty that has yet to be determined. Read the full judgment here

DLI Receiver Requests Emergency Relief to Liquidate Feeder Fund Entity

May 14, 2019
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The Court House at George Town in Grand Cayman The Receiver for Direct Lending Investments is racing against the clock to protect and preserve the assets of the Cayman Islands-based vehicle used to receive foreign investments, US court records show. The commencement of a voluntary liquidation of the Cayman-entity is required before the deadline to […]

Direct Lending Investments Had Over 950 Investors

April 16, 2019
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Documents filed in a New York Supreme Court case by the receiver managing Direct Lending Investments (DLI), revealed that DLI had more than 950 investors worldwide with collective investments on the books totaling over $780 million. For those wondering what’s happened since word of the hedge fund’s shocking demise, Bradley D. Sharp of Development Specialists, […]

Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against Brendan Ross, Direct Lending Investments, and Others

April 2, 2019
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A class action lawsuit has been filed in California against Direct Lending Investments, LLC (DLI), Brendan Ross, Bryce Mason, Frank Turner, Rodney Omanoff, and Quarterspot Inc. alleging breach of contract, breaches of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duty, and fraudulent inducement. The claims are drawn from a series of revelations that have […]

What Did Direct Lending Investments Invest In?

March 27, 2019
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When Bloomberg News reported that Direct Lending Investments (DLI) had lost approximately 25% of its portfolio value from a deal gone bad, some were surprised to learn that it had nothing to do with its core competency of online lending. VOIP Guardian Partners I, which stuck DLI with more than $190 million in unpaid loans, […]

Direct Lending Investments Charged With Fraud by the SEC

March 25, 2019
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Update: DLI has agreed to the appointment of a receiver to marshal and preserve the assets of Direct Lending and the funds. The SEC has also published a press release on the matter. One of the biggest online lending hedge funds has been accused of fraud by the SEC. On Friday, the SEC sued Direct […]

Direct Lending Fund CEO Resigns, Investigation

March 20, 2019
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In this dark blurry photo, Ross moderates an online lending panel in 2014 Direct Lending Fund CEO Brendan Ross, has resigned, according to Bloomberg News and numerous individuals identifying themselves as investors on an industry blog. The fund not only lost nearly 25% of its portfolio in a single sour investment, but it’s reported that […]