The CFTC’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight responded to a letter from the Futures Industry Association (FIA) requesting guidance for Commodity Trading Advisor (CTAs) registration requirements. The Division stated in a staff letter that commodity trading advice conducted “solely incidental” to a profession, or “solely in connection with” business is not subject to […]
The CFTC released a statement of three regulated US Exchanges, CME, CFE, and Cantor self-certified new contract for Bitcoin futures and products. On Friday December 1st, the CFTC announced that the world’s largest futures exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) completed self-certification with the Commission to launch Bitcoin futures contract on December 18. Futures contracts […]
According to Bloomberg, the EU’s antitrust probe will see delays now that the banks involved with the case have successfully fought for the ability to see the confidential information the Commission has gathered on the banks. The information is vital to fighting the antitrust complaint that was filed by the EU back in July. This […]
Also in his testimony, Gensler cited the recent progress made with cross-border swaps regulation in addition to registration of securities as positive steps forward in the CFTC’s aim to create transparency in the futures industry.
The impacts of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) response to cross-border swaps are yet unknown. With a 75 day period of guidance in addition implementation of the final ruling, this unprecedented move by the CFTC may deeply impact the derivatives market.
The European Commission and the CFTC have many advantages of developing cross-border regulations together. In light of this demonstration of international cooperation, some have hopes that the G20 promise to promote transparency in over-the-counter derivatives trading will become more of a focal point in regulation.
Gary Gensler, Chairman of the CFTC, told members of the Senate Appropriations committee that the CFTC would let the extension expire and continue reformation. He also mentioned that swap participants, including big banks, would comply with the regulations. An exemption from cross-border swap regulation is set to expire on June 12th, meaning firms participating in swaps would have to finalize compliance by that date.
Today, the CFTC announced today that swap dealers, major swap participants, and private funds active in the swaps market, are required to begin clearing certain index credit default swaps (CDS) and interest rate swaps that they entered into on, or after March 11, 2013.
Houston, TX —FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today made the following opening remarks at the FIA Commodities Symposium in Houston, Texas. The following remarks are prepared for delivery:...FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today made the following statement on the successful Senate confirmation of Dr. Heath Tarbert to serve as chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (...London, U.K.—FIA’s President and CEO Walt Lukken today made the following statement on the release “FIA appreciates the hard work and special attention the G-20 leaders and the FSB are...London, U.K.— FIA’s President and CEO Walt Lukken today gave opening remarks at FIA’s International Derivatives Expo. Remarks are prepared for delivery: Welcome to FIA’s 12th...FIA has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois in a case that will decide the permissible venues for the arbitration of futures trading disputes... FIA Speaks features CFTC Chairman Giancarlo as the guest for Episode #1; New Episodes Coming Soon Washington, DC – FIA today launched FIA Speaks—a podcast to provide... London, U.K. —FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken today named Bruce Savage as the new Head of Europe. Savage, who will join FIA this summer, has spent 21 years with Deutsche Bank in a variety of... (Feed generated with FetchRSS) […]
CPMI and IOSCO press release about "A discussion paper on central counterparty default management auctions", 5 June 2019 […]
CPMI press release: A new online database allows easy navigation of the current and past CPMI and IOSCO Level 2 assessments, 31 May 2019 […]
CPMI publishes new data on correspondent banking networks showing 20% reduction in relationships over seven years, 27 May 2019 […]
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Press Release - Basel Committee reports on Basel III implementation progress, 7 May 2019. Release of the "Sixteenth progress report on adoption of the Basel regulatory framework". […]
Press release about Basel Committee issuing a consolidated version of its standards (9 April 2019) […]
FINRA and the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy are issuing this Investor Alert to inform investors about social sentiment investing tools and highlight their risks. This Alert provides tips to consider before using tools that analyze or aggregate information from social media sources to make investment decisions or attempt to predict changes in the stock market’s direction or in the price of a security. […]
Press release about "2019 Triennial Central Bank Survey of Foreign Exchange and OTC Derivatives Markets" (29 March 2019) […]
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]