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 New Announcement 05/27/2014

Notice of Withdrawal of Trustee’s Settlement Offer to Forex and OTC Metals Claimants

To: Forex and OTC Metals Claimants of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. 

On May 27, 2014, the Bankruptcy Court entered a Judgment resolving the Secure Leverage lawsuit in the Trustee’s favor.   Pursuant to the terms of the Bankruptcy Court’s order authorizing the Forex-OTC Metals Settlement Offer (“Settlement Offer”),  the Settlement Offer remained open only until such time as the Bankruptcy Court fully resolved the Secure Leverage lawsuit.  Accordingly, the Settlement Offer is withdrawn effective immediately.   

Any Forex and OTC Metals claimants that accepted the Settlement Offer must send an executed copy of the Settlement Agreement and Notice by e-mail or facsimile so that it is actually RECEIVED  by Rust/Omni  at the address below on or before 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on May 27, 2014.  If the Settlement Agreement and Notice is sent by mail, the Trustee will also accept the Settlement Offer if the envelope is postmarked on or before May 27, 2014.  

Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. dba PFG Best
Attn: Forex Settlement
5955 De Soto Ave., Suite 100
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
fax: 818-783-2737



On December 18, 2013, the Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered an order authorizing the Trustee to make a second interim distribution of segregated cash to holders of Allowed Futures Claims in an amount up to $41,000,000 (“Distribution Order”). Pursuant to the Distribution Order, the distributions for the benefit of 4d (domestic futures) Customers and 30.7 (foreign futures) Customers are as follows: (i) with respect to 4d Customers, the Trustee is distributing cash in an amount equal to approximately seven percent (7%) of the 4d Customers’ Allowed Futures Claims; and (ii) with respect to 30.7 Customers, the Trustee is distributing cash in an amount equal to approximately forty-five (45%) of the 30.7 Customers’ Allowed Futures Claims. The total interim distributions made to 4d Customers and 30.7 Customers to date is approximately thirty-seven percent (37%) and eighty-five (85%) percent of their Allowed Futures Claims, respectively. A copy of the Distribution Order is available here.

On December 30, 2013, the second interim distribution was mailed to holders of Allowed Futures Claims. Please note that separate distribution checks were mailed with respect to 4d Customers’ Allowed Futures Claims and 30.7 Customers’ Allowed Futures Claims. The amount and classification of your Allowed Futures Claim is listed in the Proofs of Claim Docket on the Trustee website and may be accessed here. If you are a holder of an Allowed Futures Claim and do not receive your distribution check(s) by January 31, 2014, please contact a representative of the Trustee at (818) 933-2449.



Announcement Regarding Fraudulent Mass E-Mails to PFG Customers and Creditors

It has come to the Trustee’s attention that fraudulent e-mails, purporting to be sent by a person affiliated with the Trustee, have been sent to certain customers and creditors of PFG. Please be advised that these e-mails are a scam and do not originate from the Trustee’s office. The Trustee advises any customer or creditor who receives this e-mail message to ignore and delete it. The Trustee is in the initial stages of investigation with respect to these messages and is in process of determining the proper law enforcement authority to notify. Click here to view the fraudulent e-mail.



Beginning on October 19,2012, former PFG customers whose accounts were sent to Vision Financial Markets LLC were able to contact Vision to request access to their funds. For those former PFG customers with account balances between $100 and $1000, Vision will return those funds to the Peregrine bankruptcy trustee if you do not contact Vision before March 5,2013 to request access to your funds. Once returned to the trustee, those funds will not be available prior to the completion of the claims process by the trustee and his staff.



On May 8, 2013, the Bankruptcy Court entered the Order Granting Trustee's Motion to Approve Procedures for Valuing Commodity Customer Claims Related to Conversions of Foreign Currencies ("Foreign Currency Order").  The Foreign Currency Order approves the procedure by which the Trustee will value commodity customer claims that require conversion of foreign currencies to US Dollars.  As approved by the Bankruptcy Court, the Trustee is authorized to use a weighted average of all conversion prices for each foreign currency in valuing the "net equity" claims of commodity customers holding balances denominated in foreign currencies as of July 10, 2012 (i.e., the bankruptcy petition date).  The weighted average conversion rate for each foreign currency is set forth in the Foreign Currency Order.  Please note that the July 2012 commodity customer statements reflect foreign currency rates as of July 31, 2012.  The July 31, 2012 exchange rates may not reflect the actual rates used to convert the foreign currencies to US Dollars since the foreign currencies were liquidated in July and September 2012 and March 2013.  A copy of the Foreign Currency Order is available here.


The Amended Schedule F was filed on January 18, 2013. A copy of Amended Schedule F is available here. The Bar Date was extended for the affected creditors to March 15, 2013. A copy of the Order is available here.

Beginning on October 19, 2012, former customers of Peregrine Financial Group (PFG) may obtain information regarding the availability of their funds which the PFG Trustee will distribute to Vision Financial Markets (Vision) by visiting Vision’s Web site at

To submit a Proof of Claim click here.

POC FAQs available here. 

Notice of Returned Account

Deferred Accounts Update 


Message from the United States Attorney's Office Northern District of Iowa:  Telephone Line and Internet Web Page Established to Assist Victims in United States v. Russell Wasendorf, Sr.

 On July 10, 2012 (the "Petition Date"), Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. dba PFG Best (the "Debtor") filed a voluntary petition in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the "Bankruptcy Court") seeking relief under Chapter 7 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. Ira Bodenstein has been appointed as the Chapter 7 Trustee of the Debtor's estate. This website was created to assist the Trustee in providing information for creditors and interested parties, as well as to solicit and receive comments from such parties.

Telephonic inquiries can be made at (877) 465-1849. 

Main DebtorCase No. 12-27488 Peregrine Financial Group, Inc. dba PFG Best
United States Bankruptcy CourtNorthern District of Illinois
JudgeHon. Carol A. Doyle
Petition Filing DateJuly 10, 2012
Claims Bar DateDecember 14, 2012
Government Bar DateJanuary 11, 2013
Amended Bar DateMarch 15, 2013
Hearing DatesSeptember 16, 2014  September 25, 2014  September 17, 2014  October 23, 2014  
Chapter 7 TrusteeIra Bodenstein
Shaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC
321 N Clark Street Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 541-0151
Attorneys for TrusteeShaw Fishman Glantz & Towbin LLC
321 N. Clark St., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 541-0151
(Website)    (Contacts)
Receiver for Russell R. Wasendorf, Sr. appointed by the United States District Court for the Northern District of IllinoisMichael M. Eidelman
Vedder Price
222 North LaSalle Street
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 609-7500
United States TrusteeU.S. Trustee
Office of the US Trustee
219 S Dearborn St, Room 873
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone: (312) 886-5785

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