Article: FCA bans trader for market manipulation

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FCA bans trader for market manipulation

Daniela Esnerova, 16 September 2020

The FCA has banned “experienced trader” and portfolio manager Corrado Abbattista from performing any functions in relation to regulated activity for market abuse.

The regulator has also imposed a fine of £100,000 on Abbattista, who is a partner and chief investment officer at Fenician Capital Management.

In its decision notice, the FCA said it considers that between 20 January and 15 May 2017, Abbattista repeatedly placed in the market large misleading orders for contract for differences, referenced to equities, which he did not intend to execute.

“At the same time, he placed smaller orders that he did intend to execute on the opposite side of the order book to the misleading orders,” the regulator wrote. Continue reading “Article: FCA bans trader for market manipulation”

Article: UK watchdog plans to fine London trader for market manipulation

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UK watchdog plans to fine London trader for market manipulation

Reuters Staff, 16 September 2020

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said on Wednesday it would impose a 100,000-pound fine on a London trader for market abuse and prohibit him from performing any functions related to regulated activity.

Corrado Abbattista, partner and chief investment officer at Fenician Capital Management LLP, repeatedly placed “large misleading” orders for Contract for Differences (CFDs), referenced to equities, between Jan. 20 and May 15, 2017, which he did not intend to execute, the FCA said bit.ly/32yIuuk.

At the same time, he placed smaller orders that he did intend to execute on the opposite side of the order book to the misleading orders, the financial regulator added. Continue reading “Article: UK watchdog plans to fine London trader for market manipulation”