• From The BBC:

    A rogue trader at a London oil broker caused his employer to lose m (£6m) after making unauthorised trades.PVM Oil Futures said it was a “victim of unauthorised trading” on Tuesday, 30 June, and said it was now conducting a full investigation. The rogue trader, believed to be Steve Perkins, has been suspended. PVM said it had informed the Financial Services Authority and the InterContinental Exchange (ICE), the location for much European oil trade.
    The trades are thought to have caused a jump in the price of Brent crude oil on Tuesday. PVM said it was now conducting business as normal. “As a result of a series of unauthorised trades, substantial volumes of futures contracts were held by PVM. When this was discovered, the positions were closed in an orderly fashion. PVM suffered a loss totalling a little under m,” the company said in a statement. “There are a range of procedures that are followed to look at trading patterns, price movement and levels of activity,” explained…

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    Posted by Jon @ 11:13 am

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