CFTC Delays Swaps Vote

Yesterday, the CFTC delayed a vote that would establish trading venues for complex derivatives that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. The Wall Street Journal reports that the agency’s swing vote brought up concerns about the plan’s market repercussions. Swaps Regulation & Mark...

CFTC Escalates Enforcement Actions Against Commodity Pool Fraud

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced yesterday that Judge G. Ross Anderson of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina entered an emergency Order freezing and preserving the remaining pool of participant assets under the control of Robert Stanley Harrison, of...

Sommers Criticizes CFTC’s Approach to Dodd-Frank Rule Implementation

Outgoing CFTC commissioner Jill Sommers has publicly expressed frustration at the CFTC’s imposed provisions on derivatives market participants, as reported in an exclusive interview with Energy Risk. Sommers is responding to the complex Dodd-Frank stipulations demanded of derivatives market...

CFTC’s Bart Chilton Warns of ‘Swapification’ of Futures Market

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) member Bart Chilton has expressed worry over the “swapification” of the futures market, perhaps giving a hint of the CFTC’s broader position. CFTC’s Bart Chilton Warns of ‘Swapification’ of Futures MarketCFTC...

CFTC’s Gensler Touts ‘Historic’ Changes with Futurization of Swaps

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) head Gary Gensler touted the benefits of “futurization” in a speech delivered at the CFTC today. Chairman Gensler used his address to note the CFTC’s shift to implementation, away from broader rule-making, and also to hint at the upcoming...

G20, FSB, DTCC, CFTC Develop New Way to Monitor Risk

The G20 nations and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) have established an ROC for the purposes of monitoring risk exposure in the global economy. The Regulatory Oversight Committee (ROC) met for the first time last week. It will be headed by Michael Reed, currently chief counsel at the U.S. Office of...

CFTC Seeks to Revoke Registration of Crabapple Capital for $1m Fraud

The U.S. Commodity Future Trading Commission (CFTC) announced yesterday that it intends to revoke Associated Persons ( AP), Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) and Commodity Trading Advisor CTA) registrations for Crabapple Capital and its principal, Robert A. Christy. The CFTC’s intent to revoke the...

CFTC Rule Update: New CTA Reporting Rule Deadline Announced by NFA

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) final rule 4.27, requiring that all commodity trading advisors (CTA) report a range of substantive information to the NFA, is set to to get into affect on February 15, 2013. From the NFA Statement Regarding CFTC Rule: In February 2012, the CFTC...

CFTC on Futures as the Future of Swaps

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will publicly discuss the “futurization” of the swaps market on January 31. The “futurization of swaps” is quickly shaping up to be a hot-button issue in early 2013. The CFTC’s discussion will purportedly revolve around the following: general...

CFTC Extends Review Period for Controversial Swaps Rule

Update: The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is extending the review period for Rule 1001. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) and DTCC have threatened legal action against the CFTC depending on the outcome of the rule. From the CFTC’s Statement Today: The Commodity Futures Trading...
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