A provisional liquidator analyzing the finances of missing Sydney businesswoman Melissa Caddick is calling on anyone with knowledge of her business and assets to come forward.
The 49-year-old has not been seen since November, after the company’s watchdog raided her home in Dover Heights.
ASIC alleges Ms. Caddick embezzled investor funds through her financial services company, Maliver, and was operating without a license.
Bruce Gleeson, principal at Jones Partners, was appointed interim liquidator late last year during the pending Federal Court case.
“We have forensically reconstructed the financial affairs of Melissa Caddick and the company,” Gleeson said in a statement.
“It involved reviewing thousands of documents, interviewing and corresponding with various people, including family members, a former employer, former employees and including many investor creditors.”
This week the court heard from the receiver and the reports from the provisional liquidator were handed over to the ASIC and the court and spanned “hundreds” of pages.
But the details and their findings cannot be released on the orders of Judge Brigitte Markovic.
Investors will receive redacted copies.
The court heard although most of the clients have invested with Maliver, the majority of assets are in Ms. Caddick’s name.
Mr Gleeson described the matter as “unusual” and said he continued to liaise with ASIC regarding the best strategy for determining asset ownership and maximizing returns to creditors.
“We call on anyone who may be aware of assets owned by Melissa Caddick or aware of her financial affairs relevant to the investigation to come forward,” said Mr. Gleeson.
“We also urge anyone who has not yet come forward and who believes that Melissa Caddick or her company owes them money to contact us.”
The court heard this week that only $ 5,600 was left in Ms. Caddick’s bank accounts.
Her husband, Anthony Koletti, had access to limited funds for living expenses and to support Ms Caddick’s son, but the arrangement was halted by a court order.
ASIC previously said in court that Ms. Caddick’s investors handed over $ 13.1 million and named more than 60 clients in documents.
However, a law firm acting for some of the investors estimates that the actual total may be $ 20 million or more.
The case returns to court for a two-day hearing in April.