HK regulator suspends trader who received order via phone message

December 23, 2015 2:38 PM

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HONG KONG Dec 23 Hong Kong's securities market regulator said it had suspended a former employee of broker BTIG for receiving a customer order over a messaging service, which breached the firm's internal communication policies.

The regulator also said it found that the former employee, Fabiano Hugues Joseph Mascolo, had violated the regulator's code of conduct by facilitating the personal trades of a friend by allowing this person to use his personal securities account between April 2010 to September 2013.

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