Former hedge fund manager Mohammed al Rashid is set to face trial for fraud in 2019, following a New York court ruling that the SEC had produced plausible evidence that Rashid misappropriated investors' money.
The SEC alleges that Rashid, at the time a senior partner at Apollo Management LP, unlawfully charged investors for personal expenses of $290,000, including a $1,100 haircut, expensive clothing and luxury holidays in Hawaii and Florida.
This case highlights the importance of monitoring expenses charged by funds. Pension funds should ensure that they are legally entitled, under the legal documents for a fund, to receive adequate information to enable them to properly monitor expenses on an ongoing basis.
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