Fund Administrator Charged For Missing Red Flags

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced settled charges against Theorem Fund Services LLC (TFS), a fund administrator based in Boca Raton, Florida, for failing to respond to red flags relating to a fraud against a private fund and its investors.

According to the SEC’s order, TFS provided administration services to a fund managed by EIA All Weather Alpha Fund Partners and Andrew M. Middlebrooks, both of whom the SEC charged in May 2022 with fraud for allegedly engaging in a scheme that included the misappropriation and misuse of investors’ funds over a five-year period. According to the order, during TFS’s engagement, the fund suffered significant losses as a result of trading by EIA and Middlebrooks; however, TFS, at the direction of EIA and Middlebrooks, calculated the Net Asset Value, which did not recognize the losses, and sent investors account statements that materially overstated the value of their investments.

Source: SEC.gov | Fund Administrator Charged For Missing Red Flags