This paper, written one week after MF Global, a large futures brokerage firm filed for bankruptcy, analyzes the bankruptcy, its impact on futures customers and the shortfall in customer funds that occurred on October 31, 2011. Subsequent to MF Global's bankruptcy, several customer protection rules were amended by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association.
31 Fut. & Deriv. L. Rep. (November 2011)