October 17, 2013
Data provider may skirt U.S. penalties for unfair practices
California financial services professionals learned recently that a provider of data services that is controlled by several Wall Street firms including JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs was expected to avoid federal antitrust sanctions for allegedly stifling competition in the credit-derivatives market, according to sources in the know. The allegedunfair practices engaged in by Markit Group Ltd. were said to be aimed at keeping down rivals in the $22 trillion financial sector. Authorities in the European Commission, however, were expected to bring sanctions against the London-based company pursuant to a separate investigation.