Sunday, December 18, 2011

Commodities exchange blames MF Global for lack of charitable giving this year

The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Group has decided that because of the MF Global theft of customer accounts in the commodities realm, they will have to skip their normal donations to charity this Christmas to instead focus on paying back clients who had their money and accounts stolen, and subsequent contracts defaulted.

CME Group Inc, which has given $22 million to Chicago-area schools and charities over the past five years, has stopped making grants through its main foundation, citing the collapse of MF Global Holdings Inc.
Investigators are still searching for hundreds of millions of dollars of customer funds that CME says were improperly siphoned off Pin the brokerage's final days to plug its escalating liquidity needs. – Hartford Courant

Lets just hope the CME doesnt think those who lost tons of money to the greed of Wall Street are to be seen as charity, and that repayment is voluntary, or simply a good tax write-off.


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