Dr. Fabricio Nunez, Senior Associate, The Brattle Group to Speak at KC's Event

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  • Jersey City, NJ (1888PressRelease) October 28, 2016 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Dr. Fabricio Nunez, Senior Associate, The Brattle Groupwill speak at the Knowledge Group's webcast entitled: "Spoofing" and Disruptive Futures Trading Practices: What Every Firm Needs to Know LIVE Webcast.

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    About Dr. Fabricio Nunez
    Dr. Fabricio Nunez is a Senior Associate at The Brattle Group. He has corporate and consulting experience in finance, valuation, and trading. He has assisted corporations and government agencies in investigations of market manipulation in commodity and financial markets. He has also consulted extensively on matters involving fixed income instruments in the U.S. and international markets. Before Brattle, he was at Cargill's energy trading group, where he developed trading strategies in physical and financial energy products. He was also part of Cargill's global capital markets group, where he was involved in asset liability management, interest rate, commodity and currency hedging functions.
    Dr. Nunez holds a Ph.D. in Applied Economics and a Master of Public Policy from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Economics and Business Administration from Universidad de Chile.

    About The Brattle Group
    The Brattle Group answers complex economic, regulatory, and financial questions for corporations, law firms, and governments around the world. Brattle is distinguished by the clarity of its insights and the credibility of its experts, which include leading international academics and industry specialists. Brattle's clients rank among the world's best performing and most admired public and privately held companies, law firms, and industry organizations, working for more than 80 of the AM LAW 100 and more than 100 of the Fortune Global 500. The firm also advises U.S. and international regulatory and government agencies. With nine offices and more than 300 staff around the world, Brattle provides local support and a global perspective. The firm has locations in Cambridge, New York, San Francisco, Washington, DC, Toronto, London, Madrid, Rome, and Sydney.

    Event Synopsis:
    Under the Dodd-Frank Act, any trading practice "which violates bids or offers; or demonstrates intentional or reckless disregard for the orderly execution of transactions during the closing period," also known as spoofing, is illegal.

    The year 2015 marked the U.S.' first criminal conviction of a trader for spoofing and the increase in the number of civil enforcement actions against the alleged traders. Michael Coscia, the first person to be convicted of spoofing crime, made civil case settlements amounting to a total of $2.7 million in disgorgement and $3.1 million in fines. Some other notable spoofing-related events include the cases of traders Navinder Sarao and Igor Oystacher.

    Strengthened efforts are now geared towards spoofing detection, prevention, and punishment. Regulators are expected to actively monitor the markets through sophisticated spoofing detection technology. As a matter of fact, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") will begin to rate firms on the basis of spoofing volume and other manipulative trading tolerated through their systems. This will likely lead to increased enforcement actions and prosecutions in 2016 and beyond.

    It is clear: firms need high quality compliance systems and individuals well-versed with the new regulatory backdrop to keep them out of spoofing trouble. Spoofing compliance systems help prevent spoofing risks and could help in mitigating any fine, should a firm be a target of regulatory scrutiny.

    In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help traders and firms understand the fundamental aspects of "Spoofing" and Disruptive Futures Trading Practices. They will provide an in-depth discussion of this significant topic and will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective spoofing compliance system.

    Key topics include:
    - "Spoofing" and Disruptive Futures Trading Practices - An Overview
    - Notable Cases
    - Current Enforcement Trends
    - Spoofing Risks
    - Spoofing Penalties
    - Legal and Regulatory Forecasts
    - Best Practices - Spoofing Compliance Systems

    About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
    The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/

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