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MOVES-Bentham IMF appoints head of new bankruptcy unit

Oct 16 (Reuters) - Bentham IMF, the U.S. arm of litigation funding company IMF Bentham Limited, has hired Ken Epstein to head its new bankruptcy unit, which will provide funding for insolvency disputes.

Epstein, a bankruptcy lawyer, was formerly a managing director in the restructuring group at financial guarantor MBIA Inc.

Bentham’s bankruptcy unit will provide funding for creditors, trustees, debtors-in-possession and estates as well as law firms seeking financial partners to advance insolvency cases. (Reporting by Uday Sampath in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham)