Monthly Archives: September 2012

Peregrine victims hope for possible shell accounts | Des Moines Register

    This article originally appeared in the Des Moines Register. Written by Victor Epstein Victims of the financial scandal at Peregrine Financial Group may finally get some good news, thanks to the possible existence of shell accounts at the defunct futures and commodities brokerage. The fakes could reduce the number of real victims seeking a piece

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    US Bank: Lawsuit in fraud scandal ‘without merit’ | AP

      This article originally appeared as an Associated Press dispatch. By Ryan j. Foley, Associated Press IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A lawsuit claiming US Bank helped Peregrine Financial Group’s CEO mislead regulators about his misuse of customer funds is a meritless attempt to shift responsibility for the $200 million fraud, a senior bank official said Tuesday.

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      The Case for a Customer Protection Fund

        This article originally was published in the August 2012 issue of Opalesque Futures Intelligence. Though it may be cold comfort for PFGBest’s customers and brokers, Mr. Wasendorf’s fraud has changed the conversation in the futures industry.  The debate on how to protect customers has shifted from whether or not account insurance is necessary to what

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        FCM Risk Assessment – Trust and Verify

          This post was originally written for The Journal of the National Introducing Brokers Association. The recent insolvencies of MF Global and PFGBest, along with the near miss of Knight Capital, have sent customers scrambling to confirm the safety of their property and the financial health of their brokers. Prior to October 2011, most futures customers

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