March 27, 2017
Lek Securities and its CEO Samuel F. Lek have been targeted in disciplinary proceedings filed by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) , the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and a number of other exchanges. The complaints allege that Lek and his company were involved in manipulative trading in a customer account known as ‘Avalon” impacting both equities and options markets.
According to the FINRA press release, which can be accessed here, Avalon’s manipulative trading involved practices known as ‘layering‘ and ‘spoofing‘ which entails one or more traders moving the price of a security by placing bogus orders and then modifying or cancelling them so that they never become actual trades. Once there is an appearance of interest in the stock, the trader can buy or sell it on the other side at a better price.
The firm is also charged with violating the know your customer rules, failure to properly preserve electronic communications, maintenance of CRD information, supervision of outside business activities and other violations.
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