The CFTC’s Division of Enforcement released its annual report reviewing enforcement actions from the 2018 fiscal year. According to the report, the Commission brought 83 enforcement actions and obtained more than $950 million in monetary sanctions.  The report noted key initiatives that began or continued during fiscal year 2018, including cooperation and self-reporting, data analytics, and the development of specialized task forces focused on four different substantive areas:  (1) spoofing and manipulative trading, (2) virtual currency, (3) insider trading and protection of confidential information, and (4) the Bank Secrecy Act.  Of the 83 enforcement actions, 30 involved retail fraud; 26 involved market manipulation; 11 involved illegal off-exchange contracts or failures to register; five involved other trade practice, such as wash trades and fictitious trades; six involved protection of customer funds, supervision, and financial integrity; three involved reporting and recordkeeping; and two involved misappropriation of confidential information.

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CFTC Report