Topic: CFTC

“Days not weeks”: CFTC and Fed groups back accelerated Libor departure

The United States’ Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s benchmark reform committee has called for a swifter move away from Libor in interdealer swap trades, to speed up the production of a term rate for its replacement benchmark.

09 June 2021

CFTC ushers in new electronic trading rules

The United States’ derivatives regulator will require exchanges to increase their risk controls to minimise market disruption stemming from errors in electronic trading, although a dissenting Democratic commissioner says the regulator “can and should do better” to counter volatility under stressed market conditions.

11 December 2020

CFTC green-lights Brexit swap relief after ISDA recommendation

The United States’ derivatives regulator has announced it will allow UK firms to transfer swaps without subjecting them to margin requirements when the Brexit transition period expires this month, after a request from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association.

07 December 2020

What will Biden’s presidency mean for banking regulation?

Joe Biden has defeated Donald Trump to become the United States’ next president – triggering an overhaul of the federal government and its regulatory agencies. What can banking regulation practitioners around the world expect from the new administration?

19 November 2020

Biden taps Gensler to lead financial regulation transition team

US president-elect Joe Biden has named former CFTC chair Gary Gensler to head up a task force charged with organising the handover of power at the United States’ financial regulatory agencies – with figures specialising in fintech and corporate governance among the new team members.

11 November 2020

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