Recently appointed CFTC Chairman Tim Massad announced last week that there were “a lot of things” he would like to do to continue the CFTC’s goal of regulating financial markets, but that he is held back by strict congressional budget constraints
Maxine Waters, ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee, urged the CFTC this week to begin investigating the offshore actions of Wall Street banks in avoiding certain mandates set forth in the Dodd-Frank Act.
The Senate has confirmed three new CFTC commissioners.
The CFTC announced last week its first award under the whistleblower award program initiated pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Act. Under the program, eligible whistleblowers are entitled to a financial award where original information provided leads to a successful…
Several commissioners have spoken out over the CFTC’s no action letters, finding that many of them were instituted without leaving them enough time to give their own input into the matter.
Chilton, who had said he would be leaving the CFTC in November, has stated that he will step down from the Commission by March 22nd.
The DTCC CFTC lawsuit was filed by the DTCC over the how the CFTC allowed CME Group Inc and IntercontinentalExchange to gather market data
Massad was one of several CFTC nominees to speak on their experience in front of the Senate yesterday, being joined by Sharon Bowen and J. Christopher Giancarlo, who also seem likely to be approved.
Outside of Massad, CFTC nominees Sharon Y. Bowen and J. Christopher Giancarlo, who are slated to take on roles as commissioners, will also be answering some questions for the Senate.
The EU and the CFTC have announced that they will be working together in their implementation of cross-border regulation, after talks in Washington.