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Protecting A Position By “Banging The Close” And “Spoofing” Will Be Penalized – The CFTC

On November 6, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed suit against Donald R. Wilson and his company, DRW Investments, for “banging the close” and “spoofing” the IDEX USD Three-Month Interest Rate Swap Futures...more

FERC’s BP America Manipulation Show Cause And Proposed $28 Million Penalty Highlights The Interrelationship Between CFTC And FERC...

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) August 5, 2013, $28 million show cause order against BP America Inc. and other BP affiliates highlights the interrelationship between the Commodity Futures Trading Commission...more

CFTC Reiterates That “Wash Trades” Are “Grave Violations” In Penalizing Two Experienced Traders For Wash Trading

On Monday, April 29, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reiterated that wash trades (transactions without intent to take genuine, bona fide positions in the market, such as simultaneous purchases and sales designed to...more

DOJ Announces Criminal Charges And Penalties For LIBOR Manipulation, Regulators Announce Parallel Civil Enforcement Actions

On February 6, U.S. and U.K. authorities announced that a Japanese financial institution and its British bank parent company agreed to pay roughly $612 million to resolve criminal and civil investigations into the firms’ role...more

Libor Fixing Probe – UBS Facing Potential $1 Billion Fine

UBS, Switzerland’s largest bank, is set to become the second financial institution to enter into a settlement arising out of the Libor rate-fixing scandal. The potential agreement would reportedly allow UBS to pay...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Senate, CFTC, and Fed Action

In This Issue: Bi-Partisan Senate Bill Proposed to Authorize Larger SEC Penalties; The CFTC Proposes New Ownership and Control Reports Rules and Forms; The Fed Adopts Final Debit Card Fraud-Prevention Adjustment Rule;...more

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