FORTUNE — Jon Corzine is “weighing whether to start a hedge fund,” according to a NY Times article that also says the former MF Global boss is unlikely to face criminal charges for his role in the brokerage firm’s collapse. Somewhere, the ghost of P.T. Barnum must be smiling.
This defies explanation. Maybe he’s trying to [...]
Jon S. Corzine, MF Global Holding Ltd. (MFGLQ)’s chief executive officer, gave “direct instructions” to transfer $200 million from a customer fund account to meet an overdraft in one of the brokerage’s JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) accounts in London, according to an e-mail sent by a firm executive.
Edith O’Brien, a treasurer for the firm, said in [...]
The Democratic operative Bob Shrum has committed what in my opinion is a serious mistake in his paean to the former chairman and CEO of MF Global titled In Defense of Jon Corzine. He manages to extol Mr. Corzine’s political virtues while ignoring the apparent fact that about $600 million of MF Global’s segregated customer [...]
This article is from Cafe Hayek and is republished with permission of the author.
By Russ Roberts
The collapse of MF Global, a highly leveraged gambler on Europe’s fate using other people’s money means that those who funded those gambles have lost virtually all of their money. Some of those who financed those gambles were [...]
The strangely-named MF Global is now the subject of the lead article of the online NYT, with the title Regulators Investigating MF Global for Missing Money. Here’s the lede:
Federal regulators have discovered that hundreds of millions of dollars in customer money has gone missing from MF Global in recent days, prompting an investigation into [...]