Barclays Said to Suspend Chief FX Dealer

Amid FX manipulation probe, the bank has reportedly suspended its global head of voice spot trading, along with two spot currency traders.

Barclays Plc has suspended three currency traders, including a chief dealer in London, amid a probe into potential foreign-exchange manipulation, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.

Chris Ashton, who was identified as global head of voice spot trading in a Barclays e-mail last month, and spot currency traders Jack Murray and Mark Clark were suspended, said the person, who asked not to be identified because they aren’t authorized to speak publicly about the matter. None of the three has been accused of any wrongdoing, said the person.

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