The CFTC's to-do list: 14 rules to go, from Sefs to Volcker

The CFTC’s to-do list from Sefs to Volcker


As thrilling as they may appear in Hollywood death row melodramas, eleventh-hour stays of execution are rarely anything more than a minor postponement of the inevitable. Such was the pedestrian nature of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) simultaneous release last month of six no-action letters pushing back the deadline for the first major round of Dodd-Frank Act swap market reforms from October 12 to December 31 (see box, Playing for time: the October 12 no-action letters).


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