Peregrine Financial Group Inc.’s Chapter 7 trustee won court approval to create three classes of firm commodity customers, a ruling that he said may lead to full repayment for one class of account holders.
Futures brokerages say a proposed U.S. rule meant to protect customers’ money in a collapse like MF Global Holdings Ltd.’s bankruptcy may end up driving clients from the market and companies out of business.
Peregrine Financial Group Inc. employees gathered for their annual holiday party at the River East Art Center, overlooking the Chicago River. After enjoying appetizers and an open bar, they heard the kind of somber note you don’t expect from the boss at such a fete: Even businesses that get off to a good start aren’t guaranteed to last.
Peregrine Financial Group Inc. Chief Executive Officer Russell Wasendorf Sr. said in a signed statement linked to his suicide attempt that he committed fraud for two decades at his Cedar Falls, Iowa-based company, according to a federal complaint.
A New York asset manager, accused of running unregistered commodity pools, was charged with threatening to kill U.S. financial regulators, including the heads of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Robert Byman, the Jenner & Block LLP partner who worked with Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy examiner Anton Valukas, is conducting the National Futures Association’s internal review of its auditing procedures and its oversight of Peregrine Financial Group Inc.