La Commodity Futures Trading Commission a publié un communiqué de presse dans lequel elle annonce qu'une Cour Fédérale des États-Unis a condamné au paiement immédiat de 14 millions de dollars le Groupe OPTIVER et ses dirigeants pour manipulations de cours.
Order resolves charges against defendants Optiver Holding BV, two subsidiaries – Optiver US, LLC and Optiver VOF, and three senior officers, and includes trading limitations
Washington, DC – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it obtained $14 million in civil monetary penalties and disgorgement pursuant to a federal court consent order against defendants Optiver Holding BV, a global proprietary trading company headquartered in the Netherlands, and two subsidiaries – Optiver US, LLC (Optiver), a Chicago-based corporation, and Optiver VOF, a Dutch company, as well as against then company officers who were responsible for the unlawful trading: Randal Meijer, Bastiaan van Kempen, and Christopher Dowson, the only individual defendant who remains employed by Optiver.
The CFTC’s complaint charged defendants with engaging in manipulation and attempted manipulation of New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) Light Sweet Crude Oil, New York Harbor Heating Oil, and New York Harbor Gasoline futures contracts in March 2007 (see CFTC Press Release 5521-08, July 24, 2008). The complaint further charged Optiver and van Kempen with concealing the manipulation by making false statements in response to an inquiry from NYMEX.
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