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Articles on alleged manipulation, non manipulation and breaches of position limits

See here for an article on the India based “Money life” web site about alleged manipulations in currency and commodity markets using spoofing and other typical manipulation techniques. The allegations include questions about the venues’ surveillance of activity.

No manipulation is alleged in this article on the Bloomberg web site about the purchase of large amounts of oil, and the impact on prices and benchmarks. The article refers to the fact that the purchases are possibly for genuine supply purposes.

This article on the Bracewell blog examines recent disciplinary actions on US Futures exchanges and details fines for various offences including pre arranged trading, and also breaches of exchange position limits.


About avivhandler

Aviv is the Managing Director of ETR Advisory, a niche consultancy focused on the regulation of the commodity, energy and financial markets. He has more than 23 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodity markets, covering regulatory compliance, credit, risk and financial technology. Prior to founding ETR, he was Partner at SunGard Global Services, where he built a Centre of Excellence in European Energy and Commodity Regulation. Before that, he founded Coherence, a consulting firm specializing in credit risk in commodity and energy trading as well as software product management. The credit practice ultimately became part of Sirius Solutions, where he was the Managing Director of Europe. He has also held management roles at KWI and Iris Financial, among other organizations. Mr. Handler holds a degree in computer science from Imperial College, University of London.


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