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Felix Shipkevich June 5, 2018

Today the National Futures Association issued a press release announcing that its board approved the formation of a Swaps Proficiency Requirements Advisory Committee which will oversee the development of a Swaps Proficiency program for individuals to be tested on, according to the Commodity Exchange Act’s training standards. The exam would test Associated Persons on market […]

Felix Shipkevich May 29, 2018

NFA Fines XFA Introducing Broker $100,000 For Compliance Violations Today the National Futures Association announced it ordered X-Change Financial Access, LLC. (XFA) Introducing Broker based in Chicago a $100,000 penalty for lack of “adequate supervisory procedures” to monitor and prevent violations of NFA Member Responsibility Action (MRA). Full Press Release below, “The Decision, issued by NFA’s […]

Felix Shipkevich May 16, 2018

CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development   CFTC Reduces Marketplace Barriers for Global Development Initiatives May 16, 2018 Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) today granted relief to non-US counterparties who enter into swaps with International Financial Institutions (IFIs), such as development banks. […]

Felix Shipkevich May 9, 2018

Last week the NFA sent a notice regarding the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as it applies to Virtual Currency such as Bitcoin. The NFA urges its Futures Commission Merchants (FCM) and Introducing Brokers (IB’s) to review the OFAC FAQ for cryptocurrency transactions compliance with their Anti-Money Laundering program.

Felix Shipkevich April 27, 2018

ATM Coin Part of Binary Options Fraud by Blue Bit Banc, CFTC Order Freezes Assets Last week a new cryptocurrency called ATM Coin was involved with CFTC charges against a Binary Options fraud scheme by Blue Bit Banc and other entities. Blake Kantor, aka Bill Gordon, and Nathan Mullins along with companies Blue Bit bank, […]

Felix Shipkevich April 12, 2018

FDIC Hosts Use of Technology in the Business of Banking Forum in Arlington, Virginia The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will host a forum on the Use of Technology in the Business of Banking on Monday, May 7, 2018. Panels will focus on emerging technologies that are transforming banking operations; the impact of emerging technologies on retail banking, including […]

Felix Shipkevich April 2, 2018

Aegis Capital Pays $1.3 Million for Anti-Money Laundering Violations FINRA and the Securities Exchange Commission have fined Aegis Capital Corp., NY based Broker-Dealer, $550,000 and $750,000, respectively, in enforcement actions for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Violations. FINRA Fines Aegis Capital Corp. $550,000 On March 28th FINRA announced in a press release that they had fined Aegis Capital over half […]

Felix Shipkevich March 23, 2018

CFTC Asks Court To Serve Summons Through Email for Bitcoin Scammer Dillon Dean Bitcoin binary options trader Dillon Michael Dean is strategically avoiding the CFTC court summons accusing him and his company of fraud. On January 18th the Commission filed an enforcement action against Dean and his company, The Entrepreneurs Headquarters Limited, alleging they misappropriated over […]