CFTC Will Deal Steep Penalties to Anyone Found Lying in Investigations

According to Dodd-Frank.com, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will not hesitate to penalize anyone found lying in an investigation. The CFTC made this very clear during a recent investigation into pre-stamping with an introducing broker. When a commodity futures or options order is being...

With Lights off in the CFTC, Many Traders Are Left In the Dark

According to the Wall Street Journal, the government shutdown may lead to timid commodities and foreign exchange markets.                 With the shutdown causing the furlough of all but 28 of the more than 600 employees within the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the Commission...

CFTC Skeleton Crew struggles to monitor sefs’ timid beginnings

According to Bloomberg.com, swaps trading is off to a slow start since the implementation of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s sefs. In an effort to make the market more transparent, the CFTC mandated that all swaps trading be done through swap execution facilities, a rule that went into effect on...

CFTC Chairman Gensler Continues to Refuse to Delay Deadlines, Despite Further Pushback

According to The Financial Times, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler is refusing to budge on the deadline for the next phase of trading rules. The next set of rules, which will require the reporting of transactions with offshore entities, will go into effect on October 9th....

CFTC Receives Pressure from Farmers to Change Rule

CFTC Receives Pressure from Farmers to Change Rule According to agri-pulse.com, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has come under some heat recently for a rule they’ve proposed by futures market regulators and traders who feel the proposal may actually harm the agricultural community. The...

Swaps Trade Transitioning Smoothly, Despite Government Shut Down

With the exception of a few delays instituted within the past week, the deadline put in place by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for swaps traders to comply with new regulations has come, and the transition is well underway. As of today, almost all swaps trades are being handled through Swap...

Division of Enforcement Director to step down in October

According to CFTV.gov, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has stated that the current Division of Enforcement Director, David Meister, will be stepping down from his position in October. A graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, David Meister was quite prolific during his time as Director,...

CFTC allows for a few delays in swap trade initiatives

According to Reuters, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), who has by and large refused to budge on its October 2nd deadline for SEF’s to implement its new rules, will allow for a delay in a few of its initiatives. In an effort to increase transparency and minimize the risk associated with the...

Gensler’s assessment of the CFTC: A Summary

Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Gary Gensler seemed to be overall satisfied with the CFTC’s current progress and future plans as he spoke in front of the International Group of Treasury Associations and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce recently. Beginning his speech, Chairman...

Uncertainty in CFTC: Successor to Chairman Position Remains Unclear as Gensler Nears End of Term.

As reported by Reuters, there is a potential void looming over the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s top position as current chairman Gary Gensler ‘s five year term comes to an end. With the U.S. economy still limping through a recovery from the financial crisis of 2008, thought in large part to...
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