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Fideres Provides Expert Consulting on E-Mini Futures Spoofing Litigation

By April 2, 2021August 3rd, 2022News1 min read

Fideres was retained by Plaintiffs’ counsel Lowey Dannenberg to provide financial expertise, develop economic evidence of harm and estimate damages for the Class in this financial market manipulation case.

Defendants, a group of futures traders and the trading firm that employed them, unlawfully and intentionally manipulated E-mini Dow Futures contracts, E-mini S&P 500 Futures contracts, and E-mini NASDAQ 100 Futures contracts (collectively, “E-Mini Index Futures”) traded on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (“CME”) and/or the Chicago Board of Trade (“CBOT”), as well as Options on E-Mini Index Futures.

Fideres provided expert services to Plaintiffs’ counsel by conducting a market-wide analysis of spoofs using public data, identifying potential spoof trades by the defendants, assessing the impact of defendants’ alleged conduct on each affected instrument, and estimating class-wide damages.

The case settled for USD 15m in April 2021.

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