Saturday, 27 December 2014
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Nov 18 2013 | 12:55pm ET
MF Global Holdings will pay $100 million in fines as part of its settlement of Commodity Futures Trading Commission allegations over its 2011 collapse.
U.S. District Judge Victor Marrero in New York ordered the firm to pay $1.2 billion under the deal. Most of that is in the form of restitution to clients whose funds were misappropriated by the bankrupt futures broker.
The $100 million fine will only be paid after MF Global fully repays its customers and some creditors, the CFTC said. As part of the settlement, MF Global has admitted wrongdoing.
The deal does not cover former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine or any of the other former MF Global executives sued by the CFTC. Corzine and the others earlier this month lost a bid to have those claims dismissed.
Also earlier this month, the bankruptcy trustee overseeing MF Global said that its customers would be fully repaid by the end of the year. Some $1.6 billion disappeared from customer accounts as MF Global careened towards bankruptcy in October 2011.
Dec 1 2014 | 10:21am ET
As 2014 winds down, Northern Trust Hedge Fund Services executives took some time to share their outlook on trends facing the industry in 2015. Read more…
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