The Collapse of MF Global: What Happened and Lessons Learned

Hilary Till: Futures market participants were caught off-guard when MF Global Inc., a commodity futures broker, filed for bankruptcy on October 31, 2011.

Author(s) :

Hilary Till

Research Associate, EDHEC-Risk Institute

Bankruptcies of financial firms are not unusual, so why did this one cause such consternation? Essentially, this episode educated industry participants that customer protections in the U.S. commodity futures markets are more ambiguous than expected. That said, there are a number of reforms that could be undertaken to prevent future MF Globals.
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Type : Working paper
Date : le 04/06/2012
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Research Cluster : Finance

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