MF Global White Knight Blows the Lid off JP Morgan Shadow Banking
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CapitalAccount on Feb 29, 2012--US regulators are holding roundtable talks today about how to protect customer's money. To keep it from basically being stolen. This is in the aftermath of the MF Global collapse of course. We'll speak to a lawyer by the name of James Koutoulas who represents 8000 MF Global customers in the bankruptcy. He says new US regulations won't stop firms from going the way of MF Global so long as they can go to the UK to take on virtually unlimited leverage. He tells us how MF Global was getting around the US leverage limits this way, similar to AIG in 2008, and why it's going on unchanged. We will talk as well about re-hypothecation, and how "churning" allows brokerage firms to leverage up like banks. Full clip: www.youtube.com Copyright Russia Today 2012 Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" forpurposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use." 107.Limitations on exclusive rights: Fair use Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 106 and 106A, the fair use of a copyrighted work, including such use by reproduction in copies or phonorecords or by any other means specified by that section, for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for ...