New rules 'redefining' commodities market – Citi’s Staley

A surge of regulation and the recent slump in oil prices are the two biggest trends in commodity derivatives, says Stuart Staley, Citi's head of global commodities

Stuart Staley, Citi

The effects of regulation such as the US Dodd-Frank Act and beefed-up bank capital requirements under Basel III are "redefining” the commodities market, says Stuart Staley, London-based head of global commodities at Citi.

Speaking in an exclusive interview, Staley identifies a surge in regulation as one of the two main trends in commodity derivatives over the past 18 months, along with the dramatic decline in crude oil prices in late 2014 and early this year.

“It is hard to speak about market

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