Archegos, LME show swaps data blindspots – CFTC chair

Regulator is actively looking to beef up reporting and data aggregation capabilities for index swaps

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The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is looking into whether gaps in its swaps data reporting rules have allowed unseen risks to build up between the cleared and non-cleared over-the-counter markets, its chairman Rostin Behnam has suggested.

Speaking at a Managed Funds Association conference on May 23, Behnam addressed the blow-up of family office Archegos and the short squeeze on major nickel producer Tsingshan, which sent shockwaves through two separate corners of the financial markets

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