Monday, 22 September 2014
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Dec 18 2009 | 10:27am ET
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has fined MF Global $10 million for supervisory failures, most of which occurred while the futures broker was still part of the Man Group.
The CFTC cited four instances of risk supervision failures between 2003 and 2008, a year after Man spun off the brokerage. Earlier this year, the London-based hedge fund giant sold off its remaining shares in MF Global.
The CFTC found that MF Global, which still part of Man, failed to ensure appropriate transmission of price indications on natural gas futures to its voice brokerage customers. It was also rapped for failing to diligently supervise the preparation of trading cards and written trade authorizations.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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