Famous Debacles in the Commodity Markets: Case Studies on Amaranth and MF Global

12 Pages Posted: 5 Jul 2017

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Hilary Till

J.P. Morgan Center for Commodities, University of Colorado Denver Business School; Global Commodities Applied Research Digest; EDHEC-Risk Institute

Richard Heckinger

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (retired)

Date Written: June 30, 2017

Abstract

This article covers the trading blowups at the hedge fund, Amaranth, and at the Futures Commission Merchant, MF Global. Although the lessons from the Amaranth blowup can best be understood in terms of market-risk principles, the lessons from the MF Global bankruptcy are best understood in terms of due-diligence principles.

Keywords: Futures Markets, Hedge Fund, Regulatory, Bankruptcy, Liquidation, Amaranth, MF Global

JEL Classification: G1, G11, G18, G20, G33

Suggested Citation

Till, Hilary and Till, Hilary and Heckinger, Richard, Famous Debacles in the Commodity Markets: Case Studies on Amaranth and MF Global (June 30, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2995533 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2995533

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Richard Heckinger

Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (retired) ( email )

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