CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) announced it was offering no-action relief, a move that would ultimately offer amendments to legacy swaps without those being declared legacy swaps no longer.
Derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) offer a valuable purpose in the investment community. Like many other investment operations, they’re thoroughly regulated, and sometimes those regulations are not as clear-cut as many would prefer. Thus, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) recent approved a new rule change that would address issues present in the DCO community and […]
CFTC Approves a Final Rule to Amend Uncleared Swap Margin Requirements The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it has approved a final rule to amend its uncleared swap margin requirements (CFTC Margin Rule) to better align with certain rules (QFC Rules) adopted by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System […]
Joseph Kim, Former Bitcoin and Litecoin Trader, Charged by CFTC The CFTC has ordered a trader to pay a large fine for orchestrating an illegal Bitcoin and Litecoin scheme. As a consequence of an order filed by the Commission, they have settled charges against Mr. Joseph Kim, a Phoenix, Arizona resident. Mr. Kim has been […]
Gelfman Blueprint and CEO Nicholas Gelfman of Brooklyn to pay in total over $2.5 million for the first anti-fraud action involving Bitcoin.
In a Press Release the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts held the CFTC has jurisdiction to enforce Cryptocurrencies as commodities.
World Investor Week is a 7 day global campaign dedicated to investor protection and education. The CFTC, NFA ,SEC and FINRA will participate.
FINRA Charges Ayre with Fraud and Unlawful Distribution of Unregistered Cryptocurrency Securities HempCoin FINRA announced today that it filed a complaint against Timothy Tilton Ayre of Agawam, Massachusetts, charging him with securities fraud and the unlawful distribution of an unregistered cryptocurrency security called HempCoin. This case represents FINRA’s first disciplinary action involving cryptocurrencies. In the complaint, […]
FIA formally petitioned the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to amend its rules to clarify the margin treatment of separate customer accounts.Washington, DC—Summary statistics released today by FIA show that trading activity in the global exchange-traded derivatives markets rose by 13.7% in 2019 to reach a record of 34.47 billion...On 8 January 2020, FIA and ISDA responded jointly to ESMA’s consultation “ MiFID II review report on position limits and position management and draft technical advice on weekly position reports...FIA’s U.S. Commodities members recently filed a response to the CFTC proposal relating to the implementation schedule for the CFTC’s uncleared margin rules. Last October, the CFTC proposed...FIA welcomes and appreciates the work of European Commission Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis and his staff on their recent announcement of a one-year equivalence determination in the...NEW YORK & LONDON, December 19, 2019 – The Association of Financial Markets in Europe (AFME), Futures Industry Association (FIA), International Capital Market Association (ICMA), International...The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission held an open meeting on Dec. 18 to discuss several rulemakings related to the regulation of swaps trading and the oversight of clearinghouses. The...(Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]
The Bank of Canada, the Bank of England, the Bank of Japan, the European Central Bank, the Sveriges Riksbank and the Swiss National Bank, together with the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), have created a group to share experiences as they assess the potential case for central bank digital currency (CBDC) in their home jurisdictions. (Press release, 21 January 2020) […]
The BIS Board of Directors has decided to invite the central banks of Kuwait, Morocco and Vietnam to become members of the BIS. This is the first such expansion since 2011 and will take the number of members to 63. […]
One of the best ways you can protect your investment portfolio is to monitor your holdings and activity. You should make it a habit to review online or paper account statements and trade confirmations on a regular basis. You should review your statement as soon as you receive it to confirm it correctly reflects your investment decisions and any actions you made or authorized during the time the statement covers. […]
Press release about the Basel Committee launching the consolidated Basel Framework, 16 December 2019. […]
Press release: Basel Committee invites comments on the design of a prudential treatment for crypto-assets, 12 December 2019. […]
Press release: CPMI report sets out considerations for developers of wholesale digital tokens, 12 December 2019 […]
Press release: CPMI and IOSCO share authorities´ experiences in cooperation to increase FMI safety and efficiency, 10 December 2019 […]
BIS Press Release - Easing trade tensions lift sentiment: BIS Quarterly Review, 8 December 2019 […]
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Press release about the Basel Committee publishing consultation paper on revisions to the credit valuation adjustment risk framework, 28 November 2019. […]
Press release about the Basel Committee issuing guiding principles for the operationalisation of a sectoral countercyclical capital buffer, 27 November 2019. […]
Press release about the Basel Committee publishing more details on global systemically important banks (22 November 2019) […]
Press release about the Basel Committee issuing a Report on open banking and application programming interfaces, 19 November 2019. […]
Press release about the Basel Committee consulting on Pillar 3 disclosure templates related to banks' market risk and sovereign exposures, 14 November 2019. […]
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today launched the BIS Innovation Hub Centre in Singapore. […]
Appointments made to lead BIS central bank groups, 11 November 2019. […]
Benoît Cœuré has been appointed to head BIS Innovation Hub, 11 November 2019. […]
Press release about the Basel Committee consulting on guidelines on cooperation between the prudential and AML/CFT supervision, 8 November 2019. […]
Press release about Basel Committee assesses members' implementation of the Net Stable Funding Ratio and large exposures framework, 7 November 2019. […]