The CCC was founded by Koutoulas and John Roe shortly after MF Global declared bankruptcy when it became apparent that there was a lack of urgency inside and outside the industry to protect the sanctity of customer segregated funds.
The MF Global debacle was really a slow motion car crash. There were numerous red flags going back a year and the bottom line is that according to the initial bankruptcy filing, there was capital within MF Global Holdings to cover the shortfall in customer segregated funds but the appropriate regulatory authorities did not demand those assets
The advent of electronic trading brought an infatuation with for-profit exchanges, while Dodd-Frank brought hope of regulatory protection for the little guys. Neither delivered in 2013 — will 2014 be any different?