Three Arrows Capital Co-Founder Su Zhu apprehended in Singapore: Bloomberg

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  • The co-founder of the failed crypto hedge fund was also sentenced to four months in prison on Friday after being apprehended at an airport in Singapore. 

The co-founder of Three Arrows Capital Su Zhu was apprehended at an airport in Singapore while trying to travel out of the country on Friday afternoon, according to Bloomberg News. 

The failed crypto hedge fund’s liquidator Teneo told Bloomberg that it received a committal order against Su after he did not comply with a court order telling him to cooperate with an investigation involving liquidation. According to Bloomberg, that order also sentenced Su to four months in prison. 

"The joint liquidators had applied for and obtained the committal order against Mr Zhu on 25 September 2023 as a consequence of his deliberate failure to comply with a court order obtained which, in essence, compelled him to cooperate with the liquidators investigations and account for his activities as one of the founders of 3AC and its former investment manager," Teneo said in a statement. 

A similar order was placed against the fund’s other co-founder Kyle Davies sentencing him to four months in prison but he has not been apprehended due to his whereabouts remaining unknown.


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Earlier this month, the Monetary Authority of Singapore banned Su and Davies from being involved in regulated business activities in the country. 

Three Arrows Capital, once one of the largest hedge funds in the crypto market, ran into trouble in the months after the collapse of the Terra ecosystem last year, and filed for bankruptcy in July 2022. It owed more than $3.5 billion to its top creditors, according to documents released at the time.

Updated at 10:35 a.m. with a quote from Teneo's statement

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