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.
Washington, DC – FIA today filed a response to the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision urging the adoption of FIA's suggested modification to the leverage ratio and recognize the exposure-...Washington, D.C. — FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken released the following statement on the retirement announcement of Senator Pat Roberts: “On behalf of FIA’s Board of Directors, members...The FIA Market Technology division completed its 15th annual continuity of business and disaster resilience test on Oct. 13, 2018. A full report on the test and its findings have been released....On Oct. 16, 2018, FIA’s Market Technology division moderated a cybersecurity and operational resilience workshop in Chicago. A summary of the event and its findings have just been published....Washington, DC – FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today announced five new staff members who have recently joined the FIA team. “These individuals strengthen an already talented and...The European Commission today implemented a Contingency Action Plan for a number of specific sectors in the event of a no-deal Brexit, including adopting acts to provide temporary and conditional...MiFID II and recent supervisory guidance from the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulatory Authority require firms in scope of the rules to closely supervise their algorithmic trading... (RSS generated with FetchRss) […]
Press release about Governors and Heads of Supervision endorsing finalised market risk capital framework and Basel Committee work programme, 14 January 2019. […]
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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. […]
Press release about the Basel Committee publishing updated Basel III disclosure requirements, 11 December 2018. […]
Press release "Cyber-resilience: range of practices report issued by the Basel Committee" (4 December 2018) […]
Press release "International supervisory community meets to discuss challenges ahead for global bank supervision and regulation" (29 November 2018) […]
Press release about FSB and standard-setting bodies publish final report on effects of reforms on incentives to centrally clear over-the-counter derivatives (19 November 2018) […]
Press release about the Basel Committee publishing more details on global systemically important banks (16 November 2018) […]
The Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today announced the election of Bank of Korea Governor Juyeol Lee to the Board. […]
The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today announced that Siddharth Tiwari has joined the BIS as Chief Representative for Asia and the Pacific. […]
Information about the fourth FSI-GPFI conference on global standard-setting bodies and innovative financial inclusion, Basel, Switzerland, 25-26 October 2018 […]
Press Release - Basel Committee calls for further progress in the implementation of Basel III standards, 26 October 2018. Release of the "Fifteenth progress report on adoption of the Basel regulatory framework". […]
Press Release - Basel Committee seeks views on the leverage ratio treatment of client cleared derivatives, 18 October 2018. […]
Press Release - Basel Committee issues final "Stress testing principles", 17 October 2018. […]
Press Release - Basel III monitoring results published by the Basel Committee, 4 October 2018. […]
Press release about CPMI the release of the new Red Book payments statistics in a user-friendly format, 27 September 2018. […]
Press Release - the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision assesses Saudi Arabia's implementation of the NSFR regulation and the large exposures framework, 27 September 2018. […]
BIS Press Release - The September issue of the BIS Quarterly Review - Divergences widen in markets […]