Peregrine Financial Group

A Look at Forensic Accounting and Financial Fraud

In the aftermath of the Peregrine Financial Group fraud, many wondered how it could have happened and how forensic accounting works after a fraud occurs. On June 20, John Lothian News president and editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf moderated a panel at the Women In Listed...

Confirmations: NFA and CME’s Financial Match.com

The fraud at Peregrine Financial Group was uncovered in July 2012 by the National Futures Association (NFA) which used an electronic bank account confirmation system. (See Confirmations: Plugging Into Electronic Confirmations) In November 2012, the NFA and CME Group...

Confirmations: Plugging Into Electronic Confirmations

Capital Confirmation, which runs Confirmation.com, is credited with helping to unveil the massive $215 million fraud at Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) in July 2012. The web-based audit confirmation service was hired by the National Futures Association (NFA) last year...

Time to Restore

We are now well past a year since MF Global's collapse seriously damaged the futures industry and now trekking toward six months since the Peregrine Financial Group went down in flames, taking more customer money with it. Since November, after spending four months...

Hehmeyer Wins Case – Back to Business

In July, I wrote a column about Alaron’s lawsuit against Chris Hehmeyer, the current NFA chairman, former CEO of Penson GHCO and current CEO of HTG Capital Partners. Well, the verdict is in. The judge in the Circuit Court of Cook County dismissed the case with...

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