Questions linger after disappearance of money manager with millions


Published: Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:47 a.m.
Last Modified: Monday, January 19, 2009 at 9:47 a.m.

SARASOTA, Fla. Federal investigators are still trying to figure out what happened to the operator of a massive hedge fund and possibly millions of dollars managed by the missing man.

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In this undated Sarasota Herald-Tribune photo is shown missing money manager Art Nadel. Managers of the Sarasota, Fla.-based hedge fund are telling clients that the $350 million in the fund is missing and they do not know if any can be recovered.

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Seventy-five-year-old Arthur G. Nadel was reported missing by family members Wednesday. Police say he seemed "very distraught" in a note left for his family. His car was found Thursday in an airport parking lot.

It remains unclear exactly how much money had been invested or how much was missing, though one investor has said the fund was worth as much as $350 million.

Sarasota Police have received at least seven complaints from investors. Some say they lost more than $700,000.

Local authorities are working with the FBI and the Securities and Exchange Commission to find Nadel.

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