Woman Suing Soros Fund Manager In Relationship Gone Bad


A New York woman is suing her ex-boyfriend after the George Soros Fund employee purposely caused her to lose her job in financial services, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

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Marta Billenci suing Soros Fund employee

In a lawsuit Marta Billenci said she dated Soros employee Taye Famm for four months and then after they broke up tried to get rid of him for three years while Famm stacked her, including online harassment using the handle “Orgyman.”

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Famm would send Billenci “internal emails from his employer marked ‘confidential,” the suit says. Confidential e-mails from the Soros fund, informing her of positions being established by large funds, as well as sending numerous unsolicited text messages.  When this didn’t work in winning back Billenci’s favor, Famm turned to getting a restraining order against Billenci “based on lies” the court document says.  Famm then called Billenci and left a message.  Billenci returned the call, leaving a message for Famm.  This message was a violation of the restraining order and Billenci, after numerous court appearances, lost her job.

Billenci is seeking $250,000 in damages.

George Soros had relationship issues in 2013 also

George Soros, Famm’s boss, personal life remains as volatile and on the edge, as previously reported in ValueWalk. The fund manager’s “on again, off again” relationship with girlfriend Adriana Ferreyr turned violent in February, according to court papers and news reports.

Ferreyr, a South American soap actress, “clocked George Soros in the head, knocked the glasses off his California lawyer Martin Singer, cursed his other prominent lawyer William Zabel and even screamed at her own high-powered attorney William Beslow,” according to the media reports and court documents.  “A–h–le! You piece of s–t!” Ferreyr, 30, allegedly screamed at Soros, 83, when he passed her in the hallway on the way to the restroom, according to the media report.  She was later reported to have slapped a Soros aide, Jose Santos, in the face and kicked him in the shins.

The outburst in court followed Ferreyr dragging a photographer she hired into the court, which has pre-set rules on videotaping, and screaming “I am filming and calling CNN. Everyone!” she said, in what could be interpreted as an apparent attempt to embarrass or influence Soros to negotiate a settlement.

When attorneys for both Ferreyr and Soros agreed that the tape recording in court should not be filmed, Ferreyr was reported to have yelled at her attorney for 20 minutes.  Once the proceedings started again, Ferreyr is said to have started to record the action with her camera phone, which drew immediate objections.

According to the report, after lawyers agreed to break for lunch, Ferreyr “suddenly and without warning … lunged at Mr. Soros — who is 83 years old — and struck his head with her hands, knocking off the headphones he was wearing to amplify the audio in the room,” Singer was quoted as saying.

Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, apparently.

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing a trading program’s strategy and mapping it to a market environment and performance driver. He provides analysis of managed futures investment performance and commentary regarding related managed futures market environment. A portfolio and industry consultant, he was an adjunct instructor in managed futures at Northwestern University / Chicago and has written or edited three books, including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008). Mark was director of the managed futures division at Alaron Trading until they were acquired by Peregrine Financial Group in 2009, where he was a registered associated person (National Futures Association NFA ID#: 0348336). Mark has also worked as a Commodity Trading Advisor himself, trading a short volatility options portfolio across the yield curve, and was an independent consultant to various broker dealers and futures exchanges, including OneChicago, the single stock futures exchange, and the Chicago Board of Trade. He is also Editor, Opalesque Futures Intelligence and Editor, Opalesque Futures Strategies. - Contact: Mmelin(at)valuewalk.com
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