Goldman Sachs & Co. is paying $1.5 million to settle civil charges that it failed to properly supervise a former trader who cost the firm more than $118 million.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the action Friday. The CFTC said Goldman also agreed to make changes in its supervision procedures for futures trading.
The CFTC last month filed civil fraud charges against the former trader, Matthew Marshall Taylor. Regulators said he failed to disclose an $8.3 billion position on a futures contract that came back to hurt Goldman in December 2007. Taylor’s trading didn’t affect customer funds, Goldman spokesman Michael DuVally said Friday.The Associated Press