U.S. authorities charge three banks, eight individuals in futures 'spoofing' probe
By GCRU Gold News on Monday, January 29 2018, 23:15 - Permalink
Deutsche Bank and UBS have agreed to pay $30 million and $15 million respectively to settle the civil charges in the case, while HSBC will pay $1.6 million, the CFTC said.
All three banks received reduced penalties from the CFTC for providing significant assistance in the investigations, which relate to activity that dates back as far as 2008. UBS self-reported the alleged misconduct by its traders to the regulator, the CFTC said.
The alleged activity saw manipulation of a range of precious metals contracts, including in gold, silver, platinum or palladium futures, as well as in S&P E-mini futures.