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CFTC Orders Vision Financial Markets LLC to Pay a $200,000 Penalty to Settle Charges that It Failed To Supervise Its Employees

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order filing and settling charges against Vision Financial Markets LLC(Vision), a securities broker dealer located in Stamford, Connecticut.  From at least May 1990 until April 2015, Vision was a registered futures commission merchant (FCM) and commodity pool operator.  The Order requires Vision to pay a civil monetary penalty of $200,000 and cease and desist from any further violations of the Commodity Exchange Act or CFTC Regulations.

Investor Alert: The Perils of Pension Income Deals

A pension provides something extremely valuable to any retiree: Guaranteed income. A pension pays a monthly annuity for the life of the pension holder. If you are a retiree receiving an annuity, or an active employee in a government or private pension income plan, you know its value. But a pension also makes you a target for investment promoters offering to buy the rights to some or all the pension payments you would otherwise receive in the future.

LiquidShare to Use ConsenSys’ Blockchain on Post-Trade Settlement

Over the past year, LiquidShare has worked to produce a private and permissioned platform built on Ethereum with the business logic coded in smart contracts to model their cash, security, and delivery versus payment mechanisms. The usage of the blockchain allows a peer-to-peer to settlement between custodian nodes for listed and non-listed shares, removing friction costs and providing transparency to SMEs.

Update to E-Payments User Protection Guidelines

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has updated the E-Payments User Protection Guidelines (“Guidelines”) to clarify that the Guidelines do not override customers’ instructions to their financial institutions on transaction notification thresholds for e-payments.

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