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Standard Chartered Trader Matt Gardiner Resigns Amid FX Fixing Scandal

Matt Gardiner, one of Standard Chartered's senior currency dealers has resigned, after being put on leave in October 2013, amid a number of foreign exchange fixing investigations.

Although Standard Chartered declined to confirm his departure to IBTimes UK, several media reports say that he is no longer at the bank.

Sources close to Standard Chartered say that his move was "completely unrelated to his activities after joining the British bank."

Gardiner is one of the 25 traders has been put on leave, suspended or fired amid the FX fixing investigations that were launched over the past year.

Previously, IBTimes UK exclusively revealed that a whistleblower alerted regulators in the US, UK and Switzerland in 2011 about some of the world's largest trading companies and banks manipulating benchmark sterling, US dollar and Swiss franc currency rates.

However, it was not until 2013 that these authorities started investigating the allegations of market rigging.