CFTC Toughens Rules; One Takes Aim at Fraud
Working to finalize close to 50 rules, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved five on Thursday, including one designed to combat fraud and manipulation.
Rep. Garrett Prods CFTC's Gensler on Dodd-Frank Derivatives Rules
Garrett, chair of House Capital Markets subcommittee, asks CFTC chair to reply to extensive list of 12 questions by June 10.
Dodd-Frank Slowdown Would Not Ease SEC's Budget Woes, Schapiro Tells Senate
SEC chief refutes Senate Republicans' claim that putting the brakes on approving Dodd-Frank rule proposals with a more "rigorous" analysis would save the SEC money.
Senate Republicans Urge Slowdown of Dodd-Frank Rules
Republican senators want to extend the comment periods on rule proposals and conduct more “rigorous” analysis on those rules—including one on putting brokers under a fiduciary standard of care.
Budget Cuts and Bernanke Speaks: Advisor Briefing for the Week of Feb. 14, 2011
Hearings scheduled on the budget and Dodd-Frank implementation, and inflation reports on the PPI and CPI, highlight the likely market-moving news of the week.
N.Y. Money Manager Charged in Death Threats of U.S. Regulators
On Friday a New York money manager, Vincent McCrudden, was charged with threatening 47 U.S. officials. The list included Mary Schapiro, chairman of the SEC, and Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
CFTC Approves Dodd-Frank Rules on Derivatives
Members of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved two rules proposed by the Dodd-Frank Act to regulate position limits for derivatives and swap trading relationship documentation requirements Thursday morning.
Regulatory Deferrals at SEC
Citing “budget uncertainty,” the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has deferred implementation of the following offices (see chart below) created under the Dodd-Frank reform law.
ICE Trust Withdraws Derivatives Clearing Bid With CFTC
ICE Trust filed its application to be a derivatives clearing organization with the CFTC in November, but last week it withdrew that application with little fanfare.
Forged Comment Letters Surface Ahead of CFTC Hearings
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has referred forged comment letters it received to the Justice Department.