CFTC clamps down on insider trading in derivatives

Bank traders who leak information about derivatives trades to hedge funds could face charges, CFTC officials say

Setting an example: CFTC says new violations could be prosecuted under Rule 180.1

When Arya Motazedi, an energy trader based in Miami, Florida, settled insider-trading charges with the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on December 2, 2015, it marked the first successful prosecution of the crime in the agency's 41-year history – and the first time such charges had been filed under CFTC Rule 180.1, which implements the anti-manipulation authority granted to the commission by the Dodd-Frank Act. It could be the first of many.

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