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Luxembourg : total exposure to Madoff scam much higher (update)

According to the press quoting a Luxembourg MP, EUR 5-7 billion have been funneled into Madoff's Ponzi scheme through Luxembourgish banks and fonds. Luxembourg's Spuerkeess (BCEE) should have been affected.
The Madoff fraud worldwide is assessed USD 50 billion This means that Luxembourg has 18.4% of the fraud in its investment funds (1 EUR = 1.31585 USD) for a jurisdiction of 2500 km2 (about 1000 sq miles).

The count of how much Luxembourg funds had committed in the Madoff case have been revised up," (The CSSF had initially estimated at the end of December that Luxembourg funds had EUR1.9 billion invested in funds managed by Bernard Madoff) said the lawmaker, who is a member of the financial crisis commission in Luxembourg's parliament.
"The experts have tallied the amount between five and seven billion euros," the MP added, speaking on condition of anonymity.
"It's mainly the assets in three Luxembourg funds: Lux Alpha, Lux Invest and Herald fund Luxembourg," he said

Know more : an interresting blog that inspire the wording at the begining of my article. Unfortunately the currency is wrong and the author is not courageous enough to provide his or her identity.


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