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Receivers and managers appointed to Arena Capital / BlackfortFX

Media Release
MR No. 2015 – 21
28 May 2015

The High Court in Christchurch has granted the Financial Markets Authority’s (FMA) application for Grant Graham and Neale Jackson of KordaMentha to be appointed as receivers and managers of Arena Capital Limited, trading as Blackfort FX (Arena/Blackfort). 

The decision, granted yesterday afternoon, follows the asset preservation orders that were obtained by the FMA on 15 May 2015. 

Mr Graham and Mr Jackson have stepped in to manage the business and to identify the assets held, the names of clients and the value of any investments held in Arena/Blackfort. The receivers will provide a report updating the Court and the FMA on the steps they have taken and the current status of their work, by 18 June 2015. The receivers will shortly be writing to known investors.

The FMA encourages any investor in Arena/Blackfort to register with KordaMentha and provide their contact details (phone, email and postal address) and evidence of any investment made.  Investors can contact KordaMentha on (09) 307 7865 or BlackFortFX@kordamentha.com.  The FMA also requests that any investors that may have already contacted the FMA should also contact KordaMentha.

ENDS

Media contact:
Andrew Park
09 967 1215
021 220 6770
andrew.park@fma.govt.nz