Friday, 29 August 2014
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Jan 17 2007 | 11:03am ET
The National Futures Association recently completed a hat trick against Castle Trading, a registered introducing broker, CHP Asset Management, a registered CPO, Acceleration Capital, a CTA, and their principal, Yuri Plyam.
According to the NFA, Castle Trading allegedly failed to maintain required records and initiate an adequate anti-money laundering program. CHP also failed to prepare accurate pool statements, and Plyam failed to supervise any of the businesses under his control. In a related enforcement action, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced an order filing and settling charges of fraud and misappropriation of customer funds against Acceleration Capital.
In the settlement, Castle agreed to submit all promotional material to NFA for review and approval prior to first use and to maintain a super adjusted net capital level of at least $100,000 for 18 months. CHP agreed to pay a $30,000 fine and Plyam agreed that neither he nor any other firm he controls would operate a commodity pool for a period of three years. Finally, CHP and Acceleration Capital agreed that their NFA memberships would be permanently terminated.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to ...