Customer Protection Fund: Slip it to SIPC

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If there is one solution to restoring customer confidence in futures that has been talked about more than any other, it would be the creation of a customer or insurance fund. Securities customers have the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), so why can’t futures customers use SIPC as See more +

Watch the Restoring Customer Confidence video series: http://jlne.ws/TJeVtG

About this solution:

If there is one solution to restoring customer confidence in futures that has been talked about more than any other, it would be the creation of a customer or insurance fund. Securities customers have the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC), so why can’t futures customers use SIPC as well? That’s the idea from Neal Wolkoff, Of Counsel at the law firm of Richardson & Patel and longtime exchange executive, who argues that not only does it make rational sense, but using SIPC could be the easiest and most cost effective way to protect futures customers. This approach differs from others who have touted some type of insurance protection fund just for the futures industry. See less -

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Topics:  Future Commission Merchants, Futures, MF Global, Peregrine Financial Group, SIPC

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