CME Group Statement on Transfer of MF Global Customer Accounts
CHICAGO, Nov. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On November 3, 2011, CME Group successfully transferred nearly 5,300 MF Global customer accounts and more than $410 million of CME Clearing-held collateral to other qualified clearing firms. CME Clearing continues to hold MF Global proprietary and customer collateral that will be distributed upon instructions from the Trustee and the bankruptcy court.
CME Group expects transfers for additional accounts at CME and the other exchanges and clearinghouses to continue throughout the day today. Customers with accounts transferring will receive communications from their receiving firm following the transfers.
CME Group's primary focus is the protection of our customers and the integrity of our markets. We would especially like to thank the CFTC and the SIPC bankruptcy trustee for their efforts to recover customer segregated funds held by MF Global. We also want to thank the receiving clearing firms, market participants and their teams as well as the other exchanges and clearing houses that have participated in this process, including CBOE Futures Exchange, The Clearing Corporation, ICE Futures US, ICE Clear US, KCBOT and KCBOT Clearing Corp., MGEX, NYSE Liffe US and The Options Clearing Corporation.