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May 12, 2023

Posted  May 12, 2023

HSBC Bank USA, N.A. has been ordered to pay $45 million to settle charges involving a number of violations of the Commodity Exchange Act.  Over an eight-year period beginning in 2012, HSBC traders systematically structured their trading to move the market prices of issuer swaps in a direction that was favorable to HSBC and unfavorable to its counterparties.  Over several months beginning in 2015, HSBC’s supervisor for its U.S. dollar swap desk repeatedly engaged in spoofing.  Lastly, over a couple months beginning in 2020, HSBC failed to make or keep recordings of mobile phone calls involving swap transactions.  CFTC

Tagged in: Financial Institution Fraud, Fraud in CFTC-Regulated Markets,