14. Bradley Abelow
Chief Operating Officer of MF Global
Bradley Abelow, a long-time Jon Corzine aide who joined MF Global in September 2010, has attracted interest for his close ties to the CEO’s office and for his continuing role at the firm following its collapse. Although Abelow has skirted many of the allegations of wrongdoing that have plagued his fellow executives, he did have oversight over some of the firm’s risk management operations. He is also a defendant in nearly all of the customer lawsuits related to the bankruptcy filing.
Unlike many of his colleagues, Abelow remained at MF Global as part of the team winding down the firm. In his December 2011 testimony before a House Financial Services investigative subcommittee, Abelow told representatives that, since the bankruptcy, he had “worked day and night to reduce costs and maximize the remaining value in the business.”