Christine Serwinski

Christine Serwinski, come on down. [BusinessWeek, earlier]

Key Chicago employees were away and a significant transaction was botched in the lead up to a deficit in MF Global Holdings Ltd.’s customer accounts, according to internal emails, documents and people familiar with the matter. MF Global’s Chicago office was charged with handling money movements, including customer funds, during MF Global’s final days. But many key employees weren’t in the office. Two of them, Christine Serwinski, the firm’s North American finance chief, and Donna Stroder, the head of margins, were at a ballroom dancing competition in Las Vegas days before MF Global collapsed, said people familiar with the matter. [FINS]