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May 17, 2021

Posted  May 17, 2021

Index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices LLC, which publishes the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index ER, will pay a $9 million penalty to resolve claims that inadequate quality control procedures, including an undisclosed “auto-hold” feature triggered by a VIX spike, caused it publish and disseminate stale index values during a period of unprecedented volatility.  As a result of the stale information, issuers who used the index to offer securities reported incorrect values.  SEC

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