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Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory  [Video]

Nov. 14 (Bloomberg) -- How the U.S. Supreme Court rules in a case involving the R. Allen Stanford Ponzi scheme may decide whether those defrauded by Bernard Madoff recover in full, as Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia and Bloomberg...more

NFA Chairman Chris Hehmeyer Talks Bankruptcy Reform [Video]

One of the issues that emerged from the MF Global collapse was the complex and often frustrating US bankruptcy process. In the case of MF Global, futures customers’ claims were lumped in with other creditors. As such, it took...more

Jill Sommers Reflects on the CFTC, Dodd-Frank, and Her Future [Video]

Jill Sommers, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is stepping down after the first quarter of this year. Sommers spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the progress of Dodd-Frank,...more

CFTC Proposal Poses “Monumental” Challenge to FCMs  [Video]

A rule proposed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) designed to strengthen safeguards for customer deposits at futures commission merchants (FCMs) is threatening to overhaul the futures brokerage system. The...more

Daily Reports: Tell Us Where The Money Is [Video]

Watch the Restoring Customer Confidence video series: http://jlne.ws/TJeVtG About this solution: In the months and days since MF Global’s collapse and the Peregrine Financial Group’s fraud, some have argued simply for...more

MF Global Judgment Clarifies Law on Client Money Entitlement

A High Court judgment by Mr. Justice Richards handed down on January 29 has confirmed that a client’s open positions on trades, made with a firm regulated by the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) that subsequently enters...more

Customer Protection Fund: Slip it to SIPC [Video]

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...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: MF Global Creditors Undeterred by Low Value  [Video]

Jan. 16 (Bloomberg) -- The low valuation creditors of MF Global Holding Ltd. put on their liquidating Chapter 11 plan isn't deterring the bond market where debt is being sold for roughly twice the predicted recovery for...more

Customer Protection Fund: Building a Better Piggy Bank [Video]

Watch the Restoring Customer Confidence video series: http://jlne.ws/TJeVtG About this solution: Is there any protection for my futures account? That is the key question for futures customers today and quite likely, the...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Big Surprises For AMR, MF Global Creditors [Video]

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Surprises about the financial condition of MF Global Holdings Ltd. and AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines Inc., make up the first topic for discussion in the newest video by Bloomberg Law's Lee...more

Derivatives Attorney Jim Falvey Discusses the MF Global bankruptcy, the Volcker Rule & Compliance Issues Related to Dodd-Frank [Video]

More video at MarketsWiki.tv. Jim Falvey has been an attorney in the exchange and FCM space for over 15 years. He has served as general counsel of Eurex US and IntercontinentalExchange, as assistant general counsel for CME...more

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