STEADFAST CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP
NYMEX RULE VIOLATION: 562. POSITION LIMIT VIOLATIONS
Any positions in excess of those permitted under the rules of the Exchange shall be deemed position limit violations.
Pursuant to an offer of settlement presented at a hearing on February 9, 2016, in which Steadfast Capital Management, LP (“Steadfast”) neither admitted nor denied the rule violation upon which the penalty is based, a Panel of the NYMEX Business Conduct Committee (“BCC”) found that it had jurisdiction over Steadfast pursuant to Exchange Rules 402 and 418, and that on May 22, 2015, Steadfast held a short position of 2,886 June 2015 Henry Hub Natural Gas (“JUN15 NG”) Futures contracts, which was 1,886 contracts (188.60%) over the standard expiration month limit which went into effect at the close of business on May 21, 2015 and remained in effect for trade dates May 22, 26, and 27, 2015.
The Panel found that as a result, Steadfast violated Rule 562.
In accordance with the settlement offer, the Panel ordered Steadfast to pay a fine to the Exchange in the amount of $42,500.
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