Article: Watchdog bans City of London trader for ‘wash trading’

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Watchdog bans City of London trader for ‘wash trading’

Hannah Godfrey, 04 March 2021

The city watchdog has banned ex-City of London trader Adrian Geoffrey Horn after he engaged in ‘wash trading’, a form of market abuse.

Horn, who worked as a market making trader at Cheapside-based Stifel Nicolaus Europe, was fined £52,000 by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and banned for carrying out any regulated work in the future. Continue reading “Article: Watchdog bans City of London trader for ‘wash trading’”

Article: FCA Fines Ex-Stifel Nicolaus Trader For Misleading Market

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FCA Fines Ex-Stifel Nicolaus Trader For Misleading Market

Najiyya Budaly, 04 March 2021

The Financial Conduct Authority said Thursday it has fined a former Stifel Nicolaus trader and banned him from regulated activities for executing 129 so-called wash trades that misled the market about demand for his client’s shares.

The City watchdog said it has fined Adrian Geoffrey Horn £52,500 ($73,302) for market abuse and banned him indefinitely from performing any function related to a regulated activity. Horn was a former market making trader at Stifel Nicolaus Europe Ltd., which meant that he both bought and sold securities. Continue reading “Article: FCA Fines Ex-Stifel Nicolaus Trader For Misleading Market”