MF Global Customers To Get 93% Of Their Money

Feb 1 2013 | 11:58am ET

More than a year after futures brokerage MF Global collapsed, its hedge fund customers and other clients will finally to be paid—and may actually recoup all of their funds.

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge yesterday approved a settlement between the two trustees overseeing MF Global's liquidation. The deal means that most customers will get 93% of their money back.

James Giddens, the trustee seeking recoveries for U.S. customers, had originally suggested that only 80% would be recovered. With the agreement, there is a prospect that Giddens, who is still seeking recoveries from others, could make MF Global's customers whole.

A spokesman for Giddens said that "significant distributions" would begin within weeks.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn praised the agreement, which he said "puts to rest a complex and expensive dispute that has held up the distribution of a substantial amount of funds."

Customers who traded on U.S. exchanges will get between 75% and 82% of their money back.

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