MF Global Trustees Want Oversight, Limits On Corzine Legal Bills

May 13 2014 | 9:47am ET

If former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine wants more money to pay his legal bills, he should have to explain how he’s spending it, trustees for the collapsed futures brokerage said.

Corzine and other MF Global insiders facing litigation stemming from the firm’s failure last month asked the judge overseeing its bankruptcy to boost the amount they can spend on lawyers by one-third, to $40 million. The money comes from MF Global’s insurance policies and could otherwise be used to pay off the company’s creditors.

Trustees James Giddens and Bruce Bennett did not reject the request outright. But they criticized Corzine and other executives for spending exorbitantly and not doing enough to keep legal costs down. Should U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Martin Glenn approve the request, they said, there should be strings attached, in the form of oversight and cost controls.

Giddens complained that the former executives’ lawyers have dragged matters out and rejected cost-saving proposals. Glenn will hold a hearing on the matter on May 19.


In Depth

Q&A: High Conviction, Low Correlation

Oct 30 2014 | 7:35am ET

Acadian Asset Management's numbers are big: over $70 billion in assets under management...

Lifestyle

Ex-Hedgie Steyer Gives $56M To Climate Action Super PAC

Oct 28 2014 | 9:23am ET

Retired Farallon Capital founder Tom Steyer has poured almost $56 million into his...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Funds Weather A Data Management Perfect Storm

Oct 22 2014 | 12:28pm ET

From a regulatory standpoint, nearly every development since the crisis has placed...

 

Videos

Editor's Note

    Guidelines for Guest Articles

    Oct 22 2014 | 9:46am ET

    We are always looking for guest articles from hedge fund managers and buy-side firms.

    If you are interested in submitting a contributed piece for possible publication on FINalternatives, please take a look at the specs. Read more…

 

Futures Magazine

October 2014 Cover

The yield curve and stock market response

Traders form habits quickly. Understanding these and their effects can better equip us to decipher actual market moves.

The Alpha Pages

TAP July/August 2014 Cover

The Alpha Pages Interview: Senator Rand Paul

Senator Paul sat down in the debut series of the Alpha Pages Interview to discuss the broken tax code, regulation surrounding Bitcoin, and his plans for the 2016 Presidential election.