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MF Global brokers/dealers $1.2 billion missing!

Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 23 Nov - 23:01

This is MF Global:

http://www.mfglobal.com/our-company

MF Global is a leading broker-dealer with a deep involvement in financial markets around the world. We work closely with clients to create customized trading and hedging solutions in the world’s markets for commodities, listed futures and options, equities, fixed income securities and foreign exchange.


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Re: MF Global brokers/dealers $1.2 billion missing!

Post  Badboy on Wed 23 Nov - 23:27

AT THE RATE ALL OF THESE FINANCIAL SCANDALS AND/OR PROBLEMS AROUND THE WORLD ARE HAPPENING,WILL THERE BE ANY CASH TO PLAY WITH.

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Jon Corzine called to Congress to account for MF Global's collapse

Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 24 Nov - 7:26

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/nov/23/jon-corzine-congress-mf-global

Jon Corzine, the head of collapsed brokerage MF Global: called to Congress.

MF Global boss Jon Corzine, who has been publicly silent since his brokerage's spectacular collapse, has been asked to appear before Congress next month to explain what went wrong at the company.

Corzine, a former governor of New Jersey and a former chief executive of Goldman Sachs, quit MF Global on 4 November, days after the futures brokerage was forced to file for bankruptcy. He will appear before the oversight and investigations subcommittee of the House financial services committee on 15 December.

The court-appointed trustee looking at MF Global's accounts said this week that he believes the broker's clients may have lost up to $1.2bn (£770m), double earlier estimates. James Giddens, the trustee, said the figure was preliminary and subject to change and it has been disputed by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), MF Global's regulator.

"The subcommittee will focus on decisions and events leading to the collapse of MF Global, the effectiveness of regulators in overseeing MF Global's activities and the impact MF Global's bankruptcy will have on its customers," according to a committee statement.

All of MF Global's 1,066 staff were fired this month.

The committee appearance is likely to be a moment of high drama and humiliation for Corzine, a long-time Democrat and former US senator.

After making a fortune leading Goldman Sachs to an initial public offering, Corzine went into politics. He returned to high finance in 2010 after losing a re-election battle for New Jersey governorship to Republican Chris Christie. President Barack Obama campaigned for Corzine's re-election.

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Post  AnnaEsse on Thu 24 Nov - 7:47

MF Global offered customers 'segregated accounts.' These accounts were raided by MF Global - most of the money has disappeared.

Definition of segregation
Client Money Statement

As a regulated firm MF Global UK Limited (MF Global) offers "segregated" account facilities to its customers. If you hold a segregated account with MF Global this will mean that any money in your account with MF Global will be treated as "client money" for the purposes of the client money rules of the Financial Services Authority ("FSA"). These rules may be found in the FSA's Handbook of rules, in the business standards section which deals with client assets (CASS). The FSA Handbook is available online on the FSA's website; www.fsa.gov.uk.

In broad terms the client money rules require MF Global to act as trustee in respect of client money it holds and to ensure that such money is held separately from its own funds. The rules dictate where MFG may place client money and the steps MFG must take to ensure that the client money it places with third parties (e.g. MF Global's bankers) are held in suitable segregated facilities. These rules form an important part of the UK regulatory system, which is designed to protect consumers and other users of the financial services markets especially in the event of the failure of a regulated firm. If a regulated firm fails a Liquidator would not be able to utilise client money to meet the demands of the general creditors of that firm.

The client money rules only apply to cash and there are other rules which apply to non-cash assets you may hold with MF Global, for example the FSA's rules regarding custody arrangements.

In respect of certain products MF Global does not offer segregation and customers are asked to place funds and non-cash assets with MF Global as collateral. In these circumstances the customer's cash will be placed in a "non-segregated" account and will not be subject to the FSA's client money rules.

If you have any questions regarding the status of your account or the segregation of your funds, please contact your MF Global account handler.

http://www.mfglobal.com/disclaimer/important-information


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Post  Angelique on Wed 30 Nov - 0:56

AnnnaEsse

Thank you for these articles.

Is this not embezzlement ?

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Re: MF Global brokers/dealers $1.2 billion missing!

Post  AnnaEsse on Wed 30 Nov - 7:20

Angelique wrote:AnnnaEsse

Thank you for these articles.

Is this not embezzlement ?

Angelique, it's looking like Corzine took big risks with customers money.

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Re: MF Global brokers/dealers $1.2 billion missing!

Post  Panda on Sat 3 Dec - 17:39

It is embezzlement, Investors Money was used and one former Executive walked away with $478 million.!!! It appears Clients money was
used and not recorded in the Books.

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Re: MF Global brokers/dealers $1.2 billion missing!

Post  AnnaEsse on Sat 3 Dec - 17:58

Panda wrote:It is embezzlement, Investors Money was used and one former Executive walked away with $478 million.!!! It appears Clients money was
used and not recorded in the Books.

Gerald Celente, of the Trends Institute, has lost a five figure sum from what was supposed to be a segregated account, i.e., not available for the dealers/brokers to invest.

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Post  Panda on Sat 3 Dec - 18:05

AnnaEsse wrote:
Panda wrote:It is embezzlement, Investors Money was used and one former Executive walked away with $478 million.!!! It appears Clients money was
used and not recorded in the Books.

Gerald Celente, of the Trends Institute, has lost a five figure sum from what was supposed to be a segregated account, i.e., not available for the dealers/brokers to invest.

From the American News, it appears a few Employees were dipping their fingers in the Till and it will take some time to unravel the transactions,
Madoff is likely to face a long prison sentence.

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Post  Panda on Thu 8 Dec - 15:18

Corzine, Head of MF Global is at this moment attending a meeting in Washington , refusing to take the fifth amendment because he says he was unaware of what was going on . Over $2 trillion embezzled ...hard to believe and all the Investors must be seething.

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