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CFTC

US Authorities Issue Digital Assets Reminder

The leaders of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (Fincen), and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued a joint statement to remind persons engaged in activities involving digital assets of their anti-money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA). AML/CFT obligations apply to […]

Netram Named Director of LabCFTC

Melissa Netram has been named the new director of LabCFTC. In her role, she will be responsible for coordinating closely with international and US regulators and Capitol Hill to facilitate market-enhancing innovation, inform public policy, and ensure the CFTC has the understanding to keep pace with the ever changing financial services industry. “Digital assets and […]

CFTC Fines BGC, GFI $25m for e-FX Options Fraud

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has fined BGC Financial and GFI Securities a combined total of $25 million for making false representations regarding the execution of FX options contracts The CFTC says that BGC was engaged in this fraudulent activity between January 2014 to at least December 2015 and that GFI was between July […]

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 […]

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 […]

CFTC Names DeWitt as Head of Market Oversight Division

Dorothy DeWitt has been appointed as director of the Division of Market Oversight at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In this role DeWitt will be responsible for the CFTC’s supervision of derivatives platforms and swap data repositories, including the evaluation of new platform-traded products. “I am excited Dorothy will soon be joining our […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

TP Icap Hires Zaidi to Head Compliance

Inter-dealer broker TP Icap has appointed Amir Zaidi as global head of compliance, based in New York. He joins from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where he has served in a variety of roles for nine years, most recently as director of its Division of Market Oversight. In that role, he led a […]