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  1. March 18, 2014

    Fears grow over futures brokers consolidation

    Consolidation among futures brokers is raising fears that there will be fewer parties to share the risks of default in...

  2. FT Alphaville

    March 3, 2014

    Magic: the undercapitalised gathering online

    Tech billionaire and bitcoin investor Marc Andreessen says Mt Gox is to bitcoin what MF Global is to the dollar. We...

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  1. February 5, 2014

    Banks urge US Treasury to take bigger role in debt sales

    Wall Street banks are urging the US Treasury to play a more active role in how the country’s debt is sold, encroaching on...

  2. January 29, 2014

    Bob Diamond hires MF Global veteran David Schamis at Atlas

    Former Barclays boss Bob Diamond has hired financial services veteran David Schamis as a founding partner to run the private...

  3. November 15, 2013

    Report casts doubt on insurance plan for futures brokers

    Government-authorised insurance for customers of collapsed futures brokers would take half a century to become fully funded,...

  4. October 30, 2013

    CFTC backs contentious MF Global measure

    The US derivatives regulator on Wednesday passed new safeguards for futures customers’ funds, in the face of warnings from...

  5. FT Alphaville

    October 9, 2013

    Are T-bills cash, or aren't they?

    This is what a real T-bill crisis looks like. Just so we’re clear. Those are Italian 12-month T-bill yields (chart via...

  6. October 8, 2013

    CFTC should fund itself with settlement money, commissioner says

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission should be allowed to use the money it obtains from settlements – such as the...

  7. September 18, 2013

    OCC appoints former CME chief

    The Chicago-based Options Clearing Corp has picked Craig Donohue as its executive chairman, nearly two years after the...

  8. FT Alphaville

    July 26, 2013

    Weekender

    FURTHER WEEKEND READING - Post-scarcity economics in the LA Review of Books. - Justin Fox on SAC and the strange focus on...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 26, 2013

    Alphachat: MF Global nostalgia edition

    This time, Izzy and David chat with repo specialist Scott Skyrm about the fall of MF Global, those slippy seg funds and Jon...

  10. June 28, 2013

    Week in Review, June 29

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Corporate team in the news: Donald...

  11. June 27, 2013

    Corzine charged in connection with misuse of customer funds

    A US regulator has filed civil charges against Jon Corzine, former chief executive of MF Global, and Edith O’Brien, its...

  12. June 27, 2013

    Corzine charged over alleged misuse of customer funds

    Jon Corzine, the former chief executive of brokerage MF Global, has been charged by a US regulator for alleged misuse of...

  13. June 25, 2013

    CFTC plans civil suit against Corzine over MF Global collapse

    The US regulator charged with overseeing MF Global is planning to file a civil suit against Jon Corzine, the former chief...

  14. June 19, 2013

    ABN Amro broker to pay $1m to settle customer account shortfalls

    A broker owned by ABN Amro has agreed to pay $1m to settle charges over customer account shortfalls worth tens of millions...

  15. June 18, 2013

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission faces top-level shake-up

    In the past month bankers and lawyers from Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase have streamed into a dark brick...

  16. FT Alphaville

    May 17, 2013

    The US collateral shortage lives on

    Scott E.D. Skyrm, repo specialist and author of an upcoming book on MF Global, presented an interesting repo chart on his...

  17. May 5, 2013

    TV preview: Bankers, BBC2

    The old horror of “talking heads” once prevalent among television directors was always irrational. It depends on what the...

  18. April 23, 2013

    MF Global trustee sues Corzine

    Jon Corzine, the former head of MF Global, and two lieutenants were sued over the failure of the brokerage by a bankruptcy...

  19. April 5, 2013

    Judge approves MF Global bankruptcy plan

    A judge approved the liquidation plan of MF Global, cementing the eighth-largest US bankruptcy and paving the way for the...

  20. FT Alphaville

    April 5, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian markets were mixed with Japanese stocks rising almost 3% after the BoJ’s new measures announced yesterday. However the...

  21. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP FT markets round-up: “A big day for central bank announcements saw equity markets take divergent paths and the yen...

  22. April 4, 2013

    MF Global report blames Corzine

    Jon Corzine helped bring down MF Global with a dangerous trading strategy and inadequate risk controls, according to the...

  23. March 20, 2013

    MF Global reaches agreement with JPMorgan

    MF Global has reached an agreement with JPMorgan Chase that will result in more than $500m being returned to the bankrupt...

  24. February 21, 2013

    Fed aims to diversify exposure

    The Federal Reserve is appealing for smaller and regional brokerages to help it implement monetary policy, in a move that...

  25. February 13, 2013

    Boost for MF Global unsecured creditors

    Unsecured creditors of MF Global UK may receive up to 40 per cent of their claims, double previous expectations, the...

  26. FT Alphaville

    February 1, 2013

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Friday, - Relax: banks’ risk measurements are rarely off by much more than a factor of ten. - OCC leadership...

  27. January 22, 2013

    Egan-Jones is given SEC ratings ban

    The head of Egan-Jones Ratings agency, a small rival of the big three credit rating agencies, has been banned from issuing...

  28. FT Alphaville

    January 15, 2013

    Sales, repurchases, and duct tape

    Cast your mind back to the Valukas report into the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Back to Repo 105, and the immortal lines,...

  29. January 8, 2013

    MF Global administrator reaches UK deal

    MF Global’s UK administrator may be able to double payouts to customers and make its first payments to creditors following a...

  30. December 22, 2012

    Trustees settle over MF Global assets

    The trustees fighting over the estate of MF Global have reached a settlement over its assets, in a move that paves the way...

  31. December 18, 2012

    Jefferies boosted by bond trading

    Jefferies, the US investment bank that last month agreed to be bought by Leucadia National, has reported fourth-quarter...

  32. November 29, 2012

    MF Global UK recovers £1bn in assets

    MF Global UK’s administrator said on Thursday the total amount of house assets it has recovered had doubled to £1bn in the...

  33. November 21, 2012

    Cantor fined for breach of fund rules

    Cantor Fitzgerald has agreed to pay a $700,000 penalty and improve its internal controls to settle charges it breached a...

  34. November 20, 2012

    FCA chief calls for debate on client assets

    The UK’s new chief regulator has called for a “robust debate” to help determine new rules protecting customers’ assets as it...

  35. FT Alphaville

    November 16, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE The good (political) times are over for risk assets: Morgan Stanley cross-asset...

  36. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2012

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP Stocks, Walmarted. The Dow closed down 0.2 per cent at 12,542, while the S&P 500 also fell 0.2 per cent, after the...

  37. FT Alphaville

    November 15, 2012

    Treating bonos as Treasuries, with MF Global

    Hat-tip to the FT’s Tracy Alloway… Some interesting detail from the House Financial Services Committee’s report into the...

  38. November 15, 2012

    MF Global accused of misleading regulators

    MF Global misled regulators over the size of its eurozone bond bets, a powerful US congressional committee has claimed in a...

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