Monday, December 5, 2011

CFTC Passes New Rule Preventing Conmingling of Client & Firm Funds

The CFTC has voted this morning to make stealing segregated client funds illegal. 
Great, thanks for that.
Nothing like passing a law AFTER $3 Billion + in MF Global client funds were stolen from segregated accounts.

(Reuters) - The U.S. futures regulator approved on Monday a rule that puts tighter limits on how brokerage firms can use customer funds, a measure that the now-bankrupt MF Global had encouraged the agency to delay.
The measure was finalized by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission by a 5-0 vote. The rule was initially proposed by the CFTC in October 2010.
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