The Global Execution Brokers company has received a heavy fine from Cboe due to the lack of clarity regarding the contracts it has been executing.
May 10, 2021, | AtoZ Markets -The Global Execution Brokers company has received a heavy fine from Cboe due to the lack of clarity regarding the contracts it has been executing.
Cboe has published this disciplinary decision, while the firm has accepted the economic charges and a censure as part of an agreement with the Stock Exchange. However, the firm has neither admitted nor denied that there have been violations of the Stock Market Rules or the Stock Market Law of 1934.
How the Transactions Were Being Carried Out
From August 25 2015 to March 14 2018, Global Execution Brokers received approximately 59,740 orders, for an approximate total of 639,072 contracts with Client Broker-Dealer source codes and subsequently executed the same contracts with a source code Customer in BZX.
In addition to this, around August 3 2015 and April 3 2019 approximately, the company executed approximately 1,675,437 orders for a total of 23,237,643 contracts in classes where the originating firm was a BZX registered market maker, however, Source Market-Maker accounts noted on orders were not registered as approved Market-Makers with BZX.
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In this case, the acts, practices and conducts described above constitute violations of the Exchange Law and the BZX rules in the sense that the company executed orders with wrongly marked origin codes in BZX.
In addition to this, from August 25, 2015 to July 30, 2019 Global Execution Brokers did not establish or maintain supervision procedures and system protocols that would allow it to adequately review the activities of its associated persons and ensure compliance.
Global Execution Brokers does not have any relevant disciplinary history with the Securities and Exchange Commission, and no state securities regulator, BZX, or any other self-regulatory organization.
What was the fine that Global Execution Broker received
In light of the alleged violations of the rules described above, the firm consented to the imposition of the following sanctions:
• A censure
• A fine of $ 160,000, of which $ 153,500 will be paid to BZX, and the remainder of the fine will be assigned to EDGX.
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