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Lsoc is 'not fit for futures'
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is approaching a key point in the process of writing rules to implement the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill: its final definition of the terms 'swap dealer' and 'major swap participant'. Energy firms...
Hundreds of OTC product types would receive different reporting and trading thresholds under new CFTC proposals - but there is no exemption for equity derivatives
Futures market participants expect tougher - and more expensive - collateral protections to be introduced as a result of the MF Global debacle, and the CFTC is ruling nothing out
White House resurrects idea of funding CFTC through fees paid by regulated firms
Eurex Clearing plans to be the first OTC clearer to offer full segregation of collateral when it launches in March - demand has risen since MF Global collapse
Hard times for metals markets
Icap’s forex spot and NDF electronic platform, EBS, is looking to diversify into outright forwards and other services this year
Progress to create a new set of industry standard codes to identify institutions, products and transactions is moving forward as regulatory reporting deadlines loom, but it remains one of the biggest market structure challenges of 2012 for foreign exchange...
Republicans dismiss prop trading ban as overly complex, unworkable and unenforceable
Walter Lukken, chief executive of pioneering clearing house NYPC - and former CFTC commissioner - replaces John Damgard, FIA head of 30 years
The CFTC’s decision to press ahead with enforcement of the position-limits rule, despite an industry court challenge, means that US energy companies must get serious about compliance in 2012
Large swap definition to be re-proposed following industry backlash
More than three-quarters of respondents to a Risk.net poll think rule capping membership criteria at $50 million in capital should be changed following collapse of would-be clearer MF Global
Cutting out the middleware?
Collateral, capital and chaos
Voice in the wilderness?
Form PF and the debate on buy-side risk
Energy traders await position limits with apprehension
Casting a wide net
The bankruptcy of MF Global should prompt the CFTC to reconsider the $50 million cap on minimum capital requirements set by CCPs on clearing members, say bankers
Pushed to the margins