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November 14, 2017

Posted  November 14, 2017

– The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an order filing and settling charges against FCStone Merchant Services LLC (FCStone Merchant) for entering into multiple noncompetitive trades and against INTL FCStone Financial Inc. (FCStone Financial), a registered Futures Commission Merchant based in Chicago, Illinois, for reporting non-bona fide prices to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) between December 2013 and March 2014. The CFTC Order also finds that FCStone Financial failed to have an adequate supervisory system in place with regard to the execution, handling, and reporting of exchange for related position transactions (EFRPs). The CFTC Order requires FCStone Financial and FCStone Merchant, jointly and severally, to pay a $280,000 civil monetary penalty, to comply with certain undertakings regarding their respective practices regarding EFRPs, and to cease and desist from further violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and CFTC Regulations, as charged. CFTC

Tagged in: Fraud in CFTC-Regulated Markets, Market Manipulation and Trading Violations,