Directors of LM Investment Management not found to have breached their director’s duties

The Federal Court has today found that Peter Charles Drake, Francene Maree Mulder and Eghard van der Hoven did not breach their duties as directors of LM Investment Management Ltd (LMIM).

ASIC had alleged that Mr Drake used his position to gain an advantage for himself and that each of the former directors of LMIM breached their director’s duties by failing to act with the proper degree of care and diligence regarding transactions involving the LM Managed Performance Fund (MPF), an unregistered managed investment scheme with about 4,500 investors.

The MPF loaned funds to Maddison Estate Pty Ltd, to complete a property development on the Gold Coast known as ‘Maddison Estate’. ASIC’s case focused on a decision of the directors to extend the loan in 2012.

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