Mayfair 101 has hit back at suggestions that it might be in strife after receivers were appointed to one of its funds.
Mayfair 101 has labelled the appointment of receivers by trustee Vasco “premature and imprudent” and said that it is likely to result in “unfortunate and unnecessary destruction of value” for investors in its IPO Wealth Fund.
“Vasco Trustees Limited appointed receivers without the consultation of the investment manager, IPO Wealth Pty Ltd, and no attempts were made to understand the steps that are currently being undertaken by the Mayfair 101 Group to protect its investors and portfolio companies,” Mayfair said in a release. “Despite contrary media reports, no attempts were made by Vasco to contact the group in the week leading up to the appointment of receivers.”
Mayfair also claims that an email to Vasco’s managing director saying that it was working on a restructure to improve liquidity to investors went unanswered. However, IPO Wealth Holdings is working with receivers “as required”.
Mayfair recently found itself in the crosshairs of ASIC after the regulator claimed its advertising was misleading.
“The recent overreaching actions of ASIC with respect to the advertising of Mayfair Platinum’s two debenture products [have] also exacerbated the already challenging circumstances, and [have] contributed to Vasco’s decision to appoint receivers which is now likely to result in the potential loss of value for the fund’s investors,” Mayfair said. “The group has been working with top-tier restructuring experts and its panel of advisers to assist with the preservation of value for the benefit of the group’s investors.
“It is therefore immensely disappointing that the IPO Wealth Fund’s trustee has made this decision and compounded the already significant detrimental impact of ASIC’s actions on the group and its many loyal investors.”
Mayfair has said it will “vigorously defend” the proceedings brought against it by ASIC.
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