The US CFTC leverage rules on retail foreign exchange transactions less harsh
Market participants call for clearing decisions to be left to market forces and caution regulators about clearing house ownership
The bounce in the commodities sector following the financial crisis put a number of dealers on alert about money-making opportunities in Asia. Many leading dealers are amassing their resources in the region, particularly in the physical arena. But do...
CFTC fines ConAgra Trade Group for artificially pushing crude to $100 per barrel in January 2008, the year prices hit all-time peak of $147 per barrel
US regulators are hiring more staff in preparation for Dodd-Frank changes
Now that the dust has settled after the extraordinary May 6 ‘Flash Crash’, Victor Anderson catches up with FTEN’s Valerie Bannert-Thurner to discuss how technology can help guard against future crises
Dealers have made progress towards clearing swaths of the over-the-counter derivatives market. But market participants are likely to have to clear more awkward products to satisfy regulators’ demands. Mark Pengelly investigates
New legislation means more study and rule-makings needed, creating operational risks for banks
Derivatives reform in the US has kicked off a new era for the CFTC, which will see a significant expansion of its authority under the updated regulatory regime, as Pauline McCallion reports
This month, Scott O’Malia, a commissioner of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, puts his questions to James Newsome, member of the board of directors of the CME Group and a former CFTC chairman
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?...