Article: Burford abandons market manipulation claim

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Burford abandons market manipulation claim

Gazette reporter, 15 May 2020

Burford Capital has abandoned a legal bid to prove its share price was illegally manipulated after being denied access to market information.

The embattled litigation funder said it does not intend to appeal a High Court ruling refusing an application to compel the London Stock Exchange to release trading data.

Burford has made a concerted effort to pursue claims for market manipulation following an August 2019 short attack against its shares. The Guernsey-registered and New York-based business came under assault when a US shareholder activist, Muddy Waters, published an apparently damning analysis. Muddy Waters claimed Burford was ‘arguably insolvent’ and described its governance as ‘laughter-inducing’, allegations which were strenuously denied by Burford. Muddy Waters renewed its attack on Burford earlier this week, accusing it of over-stating profits. Continue reading “Article: Burford abandons market manipulation claim”

Subject: Todd Barker

Subject of Interest

Todd Barker is Head of Surveyor Capital at Citadel and is a member of Citadel’s Portfolio Committee. Mr. Barker first joined Citadel in 2004 as a member of the Event Driven team and was then appointed Head of Global Equities Primary Strategies in 2005, Portfolio Manager in 2009 and Regional Co-Head of Global Equities San Francisco in 2012. Prior to joining Citadel, Mr. Barker served as a Financial Analyst for the Investment Banking and Equity Capital Markets divisions of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He serves as an advisory board member for the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights at Claremont McKenna College and received a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College.

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