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September 22, 2017

Posted  September 22, 2017

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order filing and simultaneously settling charges against Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (Merrill Lynch), a registered Futures Commission Merchant, for failing to supervise its employees’ and agents’ handling of the firm’s response to a CME Group Inc. (CME Group) investigation into futures block trade execution and recordkeeping practices at Bank of America, N.A. (BANA), a Merrill Lynch affiliate. The CFTC Order also finds that Merrill Lynch did not have adequate procedures to ensure that its employees and agents prepared and maintained accurate records of futures block trades executed by BANA and that Merrill Lynch failed to maintain records of certain futures block trades executed by BANA as required by Commission Regulations. CFTC

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