June 5, 2012 / 4:10 PM / 5 years ago

Morgan Stanley to pay $5 mln to settle CFTC case

WASHINGTON, June 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Tuesday ordered Morgan Stanley to pay $5 million to settle charges it executed unlawful noncompetitive trades.

The CFTC said Morgan Stanley executed, processed and reported off-exchange futures trades to the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Chicago Board of Trade as exchanges for related positions (EFRPs) over an 18-month period.

The EFRPs constituted "fictitious sales" because the futures trades were executed noncompetitively and not in accordance with exchange rules, the CFTC said.

(Reporting By Karey Wutkowski; editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)

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