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Citigroup Settles Dark Pool Probe, Pays ~$13 Million to the SEC

Andrew Brunton
Citigroup Settles Dark Pool Probe, Pays ~$13 Million to the SEC

In order to continue resolving past misconducts, on September 14, Citigroup (C) agreed to pay $12.9 million to the SEC to settle a charge that accused the company of misleading Citi Match users—its trading platform. According to the company, Citi Match is a premium-priced “dark pool” platform operated by Citi Order Routing and Execution. The SEC said that the bank’s affiliate—Citigroup Global Markets, which marketed the platform—misled users by assuring them that high-frequency traders weren’t permitted to trade on Citi Match.