Russell Wasendorf Sr.

WSJ In-Depth: Last Days – The Fall of Peregrine

Video From WSJ: The collapse of Peregrine Financial Group and the alleged confession of its former CEO, Russell Wasendorf Sr., to a multi-million-dollar fraud stunned futures traders and put regulators in the spotlight. WSJ looks in-depth at Peregrine's last days.

Something Stinks

For all of the deserved criticism the National Futures Association (NFA) is getting these days for missing the “steal and spend racket” over at Peregrine Financial Group, the latest lawsuit involving the current NFA chairman Chris Hehmeyer appears rotten. This is a...

I Was Robbed

My house was broken into this weekend. The back door was forced and when that didn’t give way the thief broke the door glass and opened the dead bolt by hand. From there he rifled through a few drawers – he or she took a laptop, small electronics, most of our jewelry,...

PFGBest News (7/16/12 AM)

An aggregation of today's news on the PFGBest collapse. See original coverage of the story here and all our commentary and coverage here. Swamped Futures Regulators to Oversee Swaps Under Dodd-FrankJeff Horwitz - American BankerThe failure of Peregrine Financial Group...

All Those Red Flags

With each new story about PFGBEST and Russell Wasendorf, Sr., new red flags are springing up. In yesterday’s story from Bloomberg we found out a bunch of PFG employees were taken on a trip to Italy where they stayed at luxury hotels. Then there is the jet, and the $18...

PFGBest News (7/12/12 AM)

An aggregation of today's news on the PFGBest collapse. See original coverage of the story here and all our commentary and coverage here. Fall of Peregrine’s Wasendorf Presaged in Christmas ToastBy Matthew Leising and Anastasia Ustinova - BloombergPeregrine Financial...

PFGBest News (7/11/12 AM)

An aggregation of today's news on the PFGBest collapse. See original coverage of the story here and all our commentary and coverage here.Peregrine Files to Liquidate After CFTC SuesBy Andrew Harris and Matthew Leising - BloombergPeregrine Financial Group Inc. filed to...

A Stake in the Heartland

Yesterday, while the John Lothian News team was breaking the story of Russ Wasendorf’s attempted suicide and financial irregularities at PFGBest, one of our young interns thought the PFG we were talking about stood for the Price Futures Group.  No, it was not that...

How long has this been going on?

I’ve known Russ Wasendorf, Sr. since early in my days covering the futures markets back in 1996. He was one of my sources, a key industry professional to speak with about all types of industry issues, trends, innovations and so on. He was often outspoken, sometimes...

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