California-based Avail Trading Corp. and its co-owner David Manoukian have agreed to settlement charges with the National Futures Association (NFA), along with a $30,000 fine following a previous complaint back in June 2016, according to an NFA regulatory filing.
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Earlier this year, the NFA’s Business Conduct Committee (BCC) issued a formal complaint against Avail Trading Corp andDavid Manoukian, for failing to maintain an obligatory minimum adjusted net capital, which both the group and Mr. Manoukian ultimately failed to properly supervise.
In addition, the NFA action against Avail Trading concerned a number of alleged violations including the firm’s reliance on the method of first-in-first-out (FIFO) order routing, as well as lapses in observing high standards of commercial honor, among other items noted in the complaint.
Following a response from Avail Trading and Mr. Manoukian back in August, the NFA has accepted a settlement offer, also imposing a $30,000 fine on both the group and Mr. Manoukian.