Nadex bans member whose trading privileges were suspended at another trading venue
North American Derivatives Exchange (Nadex), a part of IG Group (LON:IGG), has taken a disciplinary action against one of its members – Xie Wang. Nadex has determined that Wang has violated a number of its rules.
On October 11, 2019, the Compliance Department sent Wang an Account Inquiry letter requesting, among other things, general background information, copies of relevant bank statements, source of funds information, and details regarding his order and trading activity. Wang responded to certain inquiries and requests for information.
However, despite several extensions provided for deadlines to respond to subsequent inquiries, Wang failed to fully cooperate with Nadex Compliance’s inquiry. Specifically, Wang failed to adequately respond to requests for further information regarding individuals and related activity identified on his bank statements.
Further, during the course of this investigation, Wang provided misleading information to the Compliance Department relative to his connections with other Nadex Members and his past trading experiences at multiple trading venues. Finally, Wang failed to notify Nadex in writing that his trading privileges had been suspended at another trading venue prior to or during this investigation.
Nadex’s Compliance Department concluded that Wang violated Exchange Rule 3.3(d)(i) when he failed to immediately notify Nadex in writing that his trading privileges had been suspended at another trading venue. The Compliance Department has also concluded that Wang violated Member Acknowledgements and Authorizations, Section (h) of the Nadex Membership Agreement and Exchange Rule 3.3(a) by failing to fully cooperate with this investigation.
Additionally, Wang violated Exchange Rule 5.19(k) when he provided false and/or incomplete information related to his connections with other Nadex Members, and his past trading experience at other trading venues.
As a result of the aforementioned violations, Xie Wang has been issued with a $3,500 fine. In addition, Wang’s Nadex Membership has been revoked, his account terminated, and he has been permanently banned from trading on Nadex markets, either directly for his own account, through an intermediary, or as an authorized trader on behalf of any other account.
The disciplinary notice is effective November 13, 2020.