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Following Series Of Procedural Battles, Bankruptcy Court Sends MF Global Holdings Dispute To Arbitration In Bermuda

by Carlton Fields on

In the latest opinion arising from a coverage dispute following MF Global Holdings’s bankruptcy, the Bankruptcy Court in the Southern District of New York sent the dispute to arbitration in Bermuda pursuant to the underlying...more

Mf Global Holdings Reinsurer’s $15 Million Bond Struck By Bankruptcy Court And Leave To Appeal Rejected By New York Federal Court

by Carlton Fields on

Two courts in New York recently issued decisions concerning Allied World’s ongoing coverage dispute with MF Global Holdings Ltd. over the former’s bankruptcy. As previously reported on this blog, the Bankruptcy Court for the...more

Bankruptcy Court Requires An MF Global Holdings Bermuda Reinsurer To Post $15 Million Bond Before Deciding Motion To Compel...

by Carlton Fields on

In the most recent decision in an ongoing dispute between MF Global Holdings Ltd. and its (re)insurers, the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York ordered Allied World to post a $15 million bond before the...more

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by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Former NJ Senator and Governor Jon Corzine has reached a $5 million settlement with regulators over the collapse of his MF Global firm, which filed bankruptcy in 2011 and lost more than $1 billion in customer investments....more

Corzine Settles CFTC’s MF Global Charges for $5 Million

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has obtained a federal court Consent Order against Defendant Jon S. Corzine, former CEO of MF Global Inc., requiring him to pay a $5 million civil monetary penalty for his role in...more

Bridging the Week - July 2016 #3

CME Group Proposes New Clearing Member Category to Help Customers Avoid Pro Rata Distribution Risk in Case of FCM Insolvency: CME Group filed proposed rule changes with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission that would...more

Section 236 of the UK Insolvency Act 1986 – extra-territorial effect?

by Reed Smith on

The English High Court rejects an application by the Joint Special Administrators of MF Global UK Limited (“MF Global”) for an order seeking the production of documents pursuant to section 236 of the Insolvency Act 1986 (the...more

Bill on Bankruptcy: Madoff Victims Rooting for Stanford Victory

by Bloomberg Law on

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

by MarketsReformWiki on

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

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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

by MarketsReformWiki on

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

by MarketsReformWiki on

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

by MarketsReformWiki on

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

by Bloomberg Law on

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

by MarketsReformWiki on

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

by Bloomberg Law on

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

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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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