The National Futures Association has sent a rule submission letter to the CFTC regarding new disclosure obligations for FCMs, IBs, CPOs, CTAs, and Pools and Managed Account Programs engaging in virtual currency derivatives and virtual currency transactions as well as other activities in underlying or spot virtual currencies would require the new disclosure.
This customer advisory emphasizes the need for conducting extensive research to determine your rights, what could affect the future value of digital coins or token, and steps you can take to avoid fraud or other problems. Many Initial Coin Offerings End in Fraud or Failure.
14 U.S Banks Get Dodd-Frank Extension from Federal Reserve and FDIC The Federal Reserve Board and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) on Monday announced that they have extended the next resolution plan filing deadline for 14 domestic firms by one year to December 31, 2019, to allow additional time for the agencies to […]
CFTC and SEC Update 2008 Swaps MOU for Cohesion and Efficiency Latest press release from the CFTC and the SEC shows how far the two regulatory agencies have come to a cohesive approach to market regulation where their respective jurisdictions might overlap. This updated Memorandum of Understanding promises cooperation between the two regulators for efficiency. […]
NFA takes emergency enforcement action against Chicago, Ill. commodity pool operator and commodity trading advisor Golden Point Capital Management LLC and its sole principal Glenn Graham
Today the National Futures Association issued a press release announcing that its board approved the formation of a Swaps Proficiency Requirements Advisory Committee which will oversee the development of a Swaps Proficiency program for individuals to be tested on, according to the Commodity Exchange Act’s training standards. The exam would test Associated Persons on market […]
NFA Fines XFA Introducing Broker $100,000 For Compliance Violations Today the National Futures Association announced it ordered X-Change Financial Access, LLC. (XFA) Introducing Broker based in Chicago a $100,000 penalty for lack of “adequate supervisory procedures” to monitor and prevent violations of NFA Member Responsibility Action (MRA). Full Press Release below, “The Decision, issued by NFA’s […]
CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development CFTC Reduces Marketplace Barriers for Global Development Initiatives May 16, 2018 Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) today granted relief to non-US counterparties who enter into swaps with International Financial Institutions (IFIs), such as development banks. […]
Last week the NFA sent a notice regarding the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) as it applies to Virtual Currency such as Bitcoin. The NFA urges its Futures Commission Merchants (FCM) and Introducing Brokers (IB’s) to review the OFAC FAQ for cryptocurrency transactions compliance with their Anti-Money Laundering program.
April saw the most enforcement actions by the CFTC for the year 2018. Some of these were the typical commodity pool schemes, precious metals schemes, spoofing, and fraud in Retail Forex; yet other enforcement actions involved new technologies such as Binary Options fraud relying on technology.
Press release about Basel Committee publishing follow-up reports on Basel III implementation assessments (25 March 2019) […]
Press Release - Carolyn Rogers appointed as the next Secretary General of the Basel Committee, 22 March 2019. […]
Press Release - Basel III monitoring results published by the Basel Committee, 20 March 2019. […]
FIA today joined The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA), the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), the American Bankers Association (ABA), and...On 15 March, FIA submitted jointly with ISDA and GFMA/GFXD the response to a consultation by the German Ministry of Finance. Germany had requested feedback from market participants...FIA’s comment letter to the rulemaking requests, among other things, that any final SEF rules clarify the risk management obligations of FCMs that clear swaps traded on SEFs, and that the agency...On March 13, 2019, Heath P. Tarbert, nominee to serve as chairman and a commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), testified before the Senate Agriculture Committee. ... Boca Raton, FL — FIA today announced the election of new directors to its board. The annual meeting takes place during the International Futures Industry Conference. The Board also... Boca Raton, FL – FIA’s Board of Directors today announced a new board-level initiative to encourage and support diversity in the futures industry. The mission statement of the new...Boca Raton, FL – FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today released a white paper that expresses FIA’s concerns about increased fragmentation of the global listed and cleared derivatives markets due... (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]
FINRA is aware of a recent scheme that involved an unregistered individual impersonating a registered investment professional to lure in potential investors. This scammer created a fake version of a public FINRA BrokerCheck® report of a legitimate broker—picking an experienced broker with a spotless regulatory record. […]
CPMI Press release "Jurisdictions move forward towards implementing standards for payment, clearing and settlement", 14 March 2019 […]
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Press release about Pablo Hernández de Cos appointed as Chairman of Basel Committee on Banking Supervision […]
Press release about Basel Committee assessing Brazil's implementation of the NSFR regulation and the large exposures framework, 7 March 2019. […]
BIS Press Release - The March 2019 issue of the BIS Quarterly Review - Markets retreat and rebound […]
Press release about BCBS/IOSCO statement on the final implementation phases of the Margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives, 5 March 2019. […]
Fake checks purported to be issued by FINRA appear to be back in circulation in 2019. The checks are counterfeit. Our updated Alert warns the public about job-search scams in which people who respond to ads or online job postings receive checks that appear to be from legitimate companies—including FINRA. […]
Press release about Basel Committee discussing policy and supervisory initiatives and approves implementation reports, 28 February 2019. […]
We are reissuing this alert because, as interest rates have increased in recent months, so have calls to FINRA from investors concerned that promotions for higher-than-average CD rates are in fact pitches for high-commission investment products. […]
Press release "CPMI-IOSCO assessment concludes that Switzerland has generally implemented the PFMI", 30 January 2019. […]
The Committee on the Global Financial System is issuing a report on "Establishing viable capital markets", 23 January 2019. […]
Press release about Basel Committee completing review of Principles for sound liquidity risk management and supervision, 17 January 2019. […]
Press release about Governors and Heads of Supervision endorsing finalised market risk capital framework and Basel Committee work programme, 14 January 2019. […]
BIS Press Release - The December issue of the BIS Quarterly Review - Yet more bumps on the path to norma […]
Press release about the Basel Committee consults on disclosure requirement to address leverage ratio window-dressing, 13 December 2018. […]