David Meister, former enforcement chief at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, speaks exclusively to Alexander Osipovich about market manipulation, high-frequency trading and the value of Dodd-Frank...
Utilities, oil producers and trading firms are urging the CFTC to issue clarification on contracts with embedded volumetric optionality
If non-US firms are refusing to trade with US persons, it means “we have screwed up in the regulation somewhere,” says CFTC commissioner O’Malia. He hopes arrival of European rules will remove motive...
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Tensions are building between US state regulators and the Federal Insurance Office, the body established by the Dodd-Frank Act to monitor the insurance industry and represent the US on prudential insurance matters.
On 36 Dodd-Frank Act rules, the CFTC has issued more than 200 no-action letters or other pieces of guidance, according to Scott O'Malia. One of his former colleagues claims commissioners only saw many of these documents "the night before they were issued"...
US regulators give green light to grey area structure
Curve trades and swap spreads will have CFTC protection lifted from mid-May if they contain a leg that is subject to Sef requirements, platform operators expect. More complex packages may see relief extended
Platforms will need to obtain paper copies of users' contracts in order to confirm non-cleared trades
New CFTC working group will iron out inconsistencies between SDRs and address end-user concerns, commissioner vows
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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