Burford Replaces CFO In Wake Of Short Seller Attack

Law360, London (August 15, 2019, 7:28 PM BST) -- Burford Capital, the litigation funder involved in a public war of words with U.S. short seller Muddy Waters, bowed to investor pressure and replaced its chief financial officer on Thursday after investors raised concerns about her marriage to the chief executive.

Burford, based near London's Waterloo Bridge, said Elizabeth O'Connell will move to the role of chief strategy officer as the company moves to "buttress confidence." (AP) Burford said Elizabeth O'Connell, who has been CFO since 2017 and is married to the company's CEO, Christopher Bogart, will immediately move into the role of chief strategy officer.

O'Connell will be replaced with immediate...

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