The Commodity Futures Trading Commission released its fiscal year 2015 enforcement numbers,
which showed that the agency filed 69 enforcement actions and levied a record $3.144 billion in civil monetary penalties. Here are the key numbers behind the CFTC’s 2015 enforcement workload.
$2.8 billion: The amount collected and deposited at the U.S. Treasury--a new record.
$1.2 billion: The amount of money needed by MF Global to ensure claims of its
customers. The company must also pay a $100 million civil penalty related to its misuse of
$400 million: How much the CFTC ordered Barclays to pay over similar charges for
$40 million: The amount that U.K. trader Navinder Singh Sarao made during five years through manipulation and spoofing. He was arrested in April and is fighting extradition
to the United States.
$5.4 million: The total that Kraft Foods and Mondelez Global allegedly earned through
manipulation of the wheat markets.
$3 million: The penalty paid by ICE Futures over its failure to submit accurate and
1,000: The amount of illegal wash sales, fictitious sales and noncompetitive transactions during a three-year period at the Royal Bank of Canada.
Five: The number of orders laid out against Citibank, HSBC Bank, JP Morgan Chase, The Royal Bank of Scotland and UBS that imposed more than $1.4 billion in civil monetary penalties over the rigging of foreign exchange benchmark rates.