SIPC News

Futures Industry Looks to Insurance After MF Global Collapse

Long-derided as unsuitable for sophisticated futures markets, insurance is getting a surge of attention heading into the new year as the industry works to patch itself up after the stunning collapse of brokerage MF Global in 2011. Three separate efforts …

Judge Lets Claim Against U.S. Over Stanford Ponzi Scheme Go Ahead

A lawsuit claiming U.S. securities regulators were negligent in failing to respond earlier to Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme can go forward for now, a federal judge ruled in Florida on Friday. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola rejected the …

Futures Industry Head Seeks Study of Insurance Fund

The chairman of a futures industry trade group said on Thursday that serious consideration should be given to the creation of an insurance fund to protect futures customers, after two major scandals shook confidence in the market. Michael Dawley, chairman …

SEC Sues Brokerage Insurance Fund Over Stanford Victims’ Claims

Federal securities regulators have sued a brokerage industry backed fund on behalf of victims who lost money in Allen Stanford’s alleged $7 billion Ponzi scheme and have yet to recover any funds. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission asked a …