Jon Corzine is trending as the former New Jersey governor and current chief executive of MF Global ( MF) raced to find a buyer for the struggling brokerage firm over the weekend. Last week, shares of the firm dropped by nearly 50% on Tuesday after an unexpected second-quarter loss. Its credit rating was also cut to junk status by Moody's. The company reportedly worked over the weekend to sell all or part of its business, reportedly reaching out to major banks including Citigroup ( C), Jefferies Group ( JEF), JP Morgan Chase ( JPM) and Wells Fargo ( WFC). Corzine had taken over as chief of MF Global in March 2010, with the plan to convert the firm into a mini Goldman Sachs ( GS), of which he also was at the helm. Investors had largely been betting that he would turn the company around.
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