Regulators should consider liquidity when deciding which over-the-counter derivatives should be cleared, say market participants
Banks could lose margins and competitive edge as a result of derivatives reforms in Dodd-Frank Act
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Thursday announced plans to boost transparency in the financial futures markets with the publication of a new report.
As US regulators embark on redefining over-the-counter derivatives trading, energy end-users need to be aware of how they will be categorised and the potential impact on trading costs.
Proposed rules to limit leverage on margin FX trading accounts at retail forex brokers will have the unintended consequence of increasing counterparty risk, according to Josh Levy, managing director at Tactical Asset Management.
Financial reform legislation passes in the US Senate, as focus turns to the complex issue of implementation
Shell Gas Direct’s chief tells Energy Risk that major end-users’ credit worthiness will be one of four major challenges for industrial and commercial users in the next few years
CFTC Chairman confirms regulator will propose new rule on position limits as part of its expanded remit under financial legislation that could be enacted imminently by US President Obama
US legislators are shoring up a range of sweeping financial regulations to tighten derivatives trading. Pauline McCallion provides an overview to the regulatory changes in the pipeline
This month, Michael Cosgrove, managing director, head of energy and commodities, at GFI Group, puts his questions to Scott O’Malia, commissioner at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
A new position limits regime for energy trading in the US could have a significant impact on the sector. Pauline McCallion examines the proposals and finds out about the potential implications for energy players
Despite a last-minute hitch, the final text of ambitious financial regulatory reform legislation was agreed last month, which would hand supervisors sweeping new powers over financial institutions. But are regulators equipped for their new responsibilities?...
Elimination of a catch-all clearing exemption in US financial reform legislation looks like bad news for big energy companies – the industry warns mandatory derivatives clearing will do untold harm. Peter Madigan reports
With the Commodity Futures Trading Commission poised to implement position limits in energy markets, how will a dramatic expansion of the regulator’s power affect those plans? By John Ferry
The new US derivatives regulatory regime to raise transparency and reporting requirements for energy traders will present business opportunities for technology companies in the sector
Energy companies are looking to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) for more clues about the future regulatory landscape after the US Congress set the stage last week for a wide-ranging overhaul of derivatives regulation
As the US Congress moves to boost derivatives clearing requirements, an industry panel has called for regulators to investigate a move towards clearing and netting across US power markets and to clarify the legal uncertainty in the area
CFTC lifts final barrier to film futures hedging, but trade may still be banned soon
The energy markets still face an unprecedented level of regulatory risk over the next year, as impending changes to the US financial system loom, while at the same time, BP’s Gulf of Mexico oil spill has presented major operational risk factors for...
With the US set to unveil the largest set of financial regulation reforms of the past 30 years, Lianna Brinded reports from Houston, Texas, on how these changes will effect the energy and commodities industry.
CFTC chairman supports trading requirements in both versions of the financial reform bill that would benefit derivatives users rather than Wall Street banks, but calls for tighter exemptions to prevent systemic risk
Mark Quartermain, president of Shell Energy North America (US) talks exclusively to Lianna Brinded about major market challenges in oil, gas and carbon markets.