US regulators turn light on rule-making and enforcement

Shining light

Compliance outlook

Enforcement proceedings filed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have increased by 42% between 2008 and 2010. There were 57 actions over allegations of manipulation, fraud, abuse and other violations of the Commodity Exchange Act in the 2010 fiscal year <>, with more than $186 million in penalties, restitution and disgorgement collected by the regulator. A total of 419 investigations were opened <>> this year by the CFTC, that is 66% more than last year.
   
But while enforcement

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