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August 29, 2023

Posted  August 29, 2023

Goldman Sachs & Co. has been ordered to pay $5.5 million to settle CFTC charges of violating the cease-and-desist provision of a previous order.  The 2019 order had involved a failure of Goldman’s hardware to record calls to its trading and sales desk for 20 calendar days in 2014.  The present order covers two additional failures involving Goldman’s use of two third-party vendors to record and retain audio calls.  During the early days of the pandemic, increased usage led to increased failures of the vendors’ hardware and software, which in turn led to additional failures to fully record and retain thousands of calls per CFTC recordkeeping requirements.  CFTC

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