CFTC Fines Six Banks for Reporting Failures

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued six banks with regulatory orders over reporting failures. The six banks; Bank of New York Mellon, HSBC, Natwest Markets, Northern Trust, PNC Bank and Societe Generale were collectively fined more than $6 million over the failures – Northern Trust and SocGen were also charged with failure […]
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CFTC Charges PA Man in Multi-Million Bitcoin Fraud

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has charged a man in Pennsylvania accused of running a $7 million bitcoin fraud scheme. In a complaint filed against Jon Thompson in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York, the CFTC alleges that, contrary to Thomson’s false representations, neither he nor a company […]
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Survey Highlights Lack of Progress in Renegotiation of Libor-Based Contracts

Just 11% of derivatives users from across the private equity, real estate and infrastructure sectors believe that their Libor-referencing contracts contain provisions that are appropriate for the benchmark’s permanent discontinuation, according to a survey from JCRA, an independent financial risk advisory, at an event it hosted alongside global law firm, Norton Rose Fulbright. The firm says that […]
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ISDA Publishes Final Consultation on Benchmark Fallbacks

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has launched a new consultation to finalise the methodologies for the adjustments that will be made to derivatives fallbacks in the event certain interbank offered rates (Ibors) are permanently discontinued. The latest publication follows two earlier consultations, which set out options for the adjustments that will apply to […]
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US Charges Former JPM Traders with Spoofing

The US Department of Justice and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have charged five traders with spoofing and market manipulation offences in precious metals. Gregg Smith, Michael Nowak and Christopher Jordan were all charged for their alleged participation in a racketeering conspiracy and other federal crimes in connection with what the authorities claim was the […]
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Tullett Fined $13 Million in US for Faking Trades

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued two orders filing and settling charges against inter-dealer broker Tullett Prebon Americasrequiring the firm to pay a total of $13 million for failing to supervise employees and making false or misleading statements to CFTC staff. The first order requires Tullett to pay an $11 million civil monetary […]
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US Authorities Fine OCC

The Securities and Exchange Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission have announced that the Options Clearing Corporation (OCC) will undertake remedial efforts and pay $20 million in penalties to settle charges that it failed to implement policies to manage certain risks. According to the SEC’s and CFTC’s respective orders, Chicago-based OCC failed to establish […]
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ISDA to Create Custody Function for IM

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Linklaters have announced the addition of a new custody function on ISDA Create’s initial margin (IM) offering, which will enable users to complete all documentation required for regulatory IM on a single platform. BNY Mellon will be the first custodian to go live on the platform. ISDA […]
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Himino New Head of FSB Regs Committee

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) has appointed Ryozo Himino, vice minister for international affairs at the Japanese Financial Services Agency, as chair of the its standing committee on supervisory and regulatory cooperation (SRC), for a two-year term. He started on 1 September 2019 and succeeds Norman Chan, chief executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, […]
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And Finally…

Forex Network Chicago takes place later this month, from September 23-25, you can register here, and in our efforts to keep the events fresh we have introduced two “Ask the Experts” sessions where audience members – and P&L readers – can ask questions of a panel of specialists in their field. This year’s conference has […]
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