Insurance for Futures Trades?

Study envisions policies that would protect customers if their futures broker goes bankrupt; eight insurers express interest.

Insurance against losses for U.S. futures customers may be feasible, according to a study commissioned after MF Global Holdings Ltd. and Peregrine Financial Group Inc. collapsed.

The study, commissioned by CME Group Inc., the Futures Industry Association, the Institute for Financial Markets, and the National Futures Association, surveyed private insurance companies to gauge their interest in providing protection to customers if their futures broker goes bankrupt, according to a statement released today.

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