Invitation to submit claims for the return of client assets and client money
The Joint Special Administrators of MF Global UK Limited (the “Joint Special Administrators”) are pleased to announce a timetable for the submission of claims for the return of client assets. One of the statutory objectives of the special administration regime is to ensure the return of client assets including client money (as defined by the Financial Services Authority’s Client Asset rules) as soon as reasonably practicable.
It is proposed that, provided these steps have been completed, an interim distribution from the client money pool will be made to a claimant with a client money entitlement within 14 days after its claim has been agreed by the Joint Special Administrators.
It is acknowledged that some claimants will be subject to delays in the completion of forms, for example because of the process to close out positions and trades (where the Joint Special Administrators are dependent upon information from third parties) which is still ongoing on some exchanges, and the necessary accounting exercise to bring client records up to date. The Joint Special Administrators are taking steps to send out updated statements as soon as possible when the information is available. In the interim period, clients will be permitted to submit claims on an estimated basis.
The proposed interim distribution process applies only to client money, and not to the return of other client assets, which is dealt with below. In addition, the process described above does not deal with ordinary unsecured claims against the estate (i.e. claims which are not in respect of client assets, including client money). Separate processes for making ordinary unsecured claims will be announced in due course.
Client assets (other than client money)
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