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CFTC Revokes Registrations of S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P. and S.A.C. Capital Advisors, LLC Based on Criminal Action

16 September 2014

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it filed a Notice of Intent to Revoke the Registrations (Notice) of S.A.C. Capital Advisors, LLC (SAC LLC), a Delaware Limited Liability Company, and S.A.C. Capital Advisors, L.P. (SAC LP), a Delaware Limited Partnership. The CFTC simultaneously issued an Opinion and Order (Order) accepting the offer of settlement from SAC LLC and SAC LP and settling the action. The Order immediately revoked SAC LLC’s registrations with the CFTC as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and Commodity Pool Operator (CPA). The Order also revoked effective December 31, 2015, SAC LP’s registrations as a CTA and CPO. Consistent with a previously issued Order of the Securities and Exchange Commission, SAC LP’s activities as a CTA and CPO are immediately restricted under the Order to certain “side pocket” investments that are not available for immediate redemption. Additionally, pursuant to the Order, an affiliate of SAC LP and SAC LLC, S.A.C. Capital Management, LLC, will immediately cease engaging in any activity requiring registration as a CPO or CTA.

CME Group Announces Open Interest Record for FX Futures and Options

16 September 2014

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, announced record open interest in its Foreign Exchange complex for Sept. 15, 2014.

SEC Sanctions 19 Firms and Individual Trader for Short Selling Violations in Advance of Stock Offerings

16 September 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the latest sanctions in a continuing enforcement initiative uncovering certain hedge fund advisers and private equity firms that have illegally participated in an offering of a stock after short selling it during a restricted period.

Allianz Selects Thomson Reuters Pricing Service for Fixed Income Pricing Requirement

16 September 2014

Thomson Reuters, the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced that Allianz, a leading global financial services firm, has selected it to provide their fixed income pricing requirements. Thomson Reuters Pricing Service (TRPS), an independent pricing service covering over 2.5 million global fixed income securities, derivatives and bank loans, will work closely with Allianz to help them meet their valuation, reporting and regulatory requirements by having a robust risk management process in place.

Calypso Collateral Management Solution Successfully Implemented at LCH.Clearnet

16 September 2014

Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading provider of cross-asset front-to-back technology solutions for financial markets, announced today LCH.Clearnet Ltd and LLC have completed the project to introduce the Calypso Collateral Management solution to their Collateral and Liquidity Management (CaLM) offering. With this development, LCH.Clearnet is able to deliver further processing efficiencies with automated, real-time Collateral Management operations.

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