Commodities regulation since the financial crisis

Interactive timeline of major developments affecting commodity markets


Since the 2008 global financial crisis, commodity markets have been hit by a wave of regulation. On both sides of the Atlantic, politicians and regulators have sharpened their focus on commodity trading, forcing market participants to comply with a plethora of new rules and regulations.

While commodity trading firms are grappling with increased scrutiny of their activities, a number of rules have yet to be fully implemented, and big questions remain about how they will ultimately be put into act