3AC founders slapped with $1B worldwide asset freeze — Report


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The bankruptcy saga of Singapore-based cryptocurrency hedge fund Three Arrows Capital (3AC) continues to unfold, with a court freezing more than a billion dollars of the founders’ assets.

A court in the British Virgin Islands has banned 3AC co-founders Su Zhu and Kyle Davies from transferring or selling assets worth up to $1.14 billion, according to the firm’s liquidator Teneo, Bloomberg reported on Dec. 21.

The restriction has reportedly also impacted assets owned by Davies’ wife Kelly Chen. Teneo said it estimated that 3AC creditors are owed roughly $3.3 billion in the aftermath of the hedge fund’s collapse in 2022.

3AC co-founders Kyle Davies (Left) and Su Zhu (Right). Source: X

According to Teneo, the worldwide freezing order was sought in conjunction with its allegations that the founders should be held liable for causing “3AC’s position to deteriorate by an amount that is equivalent to the value of the freezing orders sought.” The liquidator also noted that 3AC founders are  subject to a domestic freezing order from the Singapore Court.

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Teneo didn’t immediately respond to Cointelegraph’s request to comment.

Founded in 2012, 3AC was one of the largest crypto hedge funds in the world before the firm failed to meet margin calls from its lenders and filed for bankruptcy during the 2022 crypto bear market. Zhu was arrested in Singapore in September 2023 when he reportedly attempted to flee the country after a local court sentenced him to four months of imprisonment. Davies, who also received an imprisonment committal order, reportedly remains at large.

Both Zhu and Davies were also banned from regulated activities in Singapore for nine years by the local central bank.

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