Organisation: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (USA)

“A big first step”: Lummis-Gillibrand proposes CFTC as primary crypto regulator, seeks automatic Fed accounts for fintechs

A bipartisan crypto bill, coming to the US Senate just weeks after the Terra stablecoin crash, looks set to re-energise the conversation around crypto regulation as market participants both applaud and decry its proposals.

10 June 2022

CFTC lists first crypto swap dealer

The United States’ derivatives trading regulator has registered its first cryptocurrency swap dealer, with Sullivan & Cromwell advising.

20 April 2022

A sit-down with Rostin Behnam

Recently confirmed after a year as acting chair of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Rostin Behnam spoke to the Institute of International Bankers’ annual summit about crypto, climate, diversity, and the challenges of running a commission with only two commissioners.

24 March 2022

The road ahead: GBRR's predictions for 2022

Climate. Merger policy. Enforcement. Cybersecurity and AI. Gender and diversity. Fintech, crypto and decentralised finance. 2022 is set to see advances from regulators across the world – but what can banks and their advisors expect? GBRR spoke to leading practitioners across the US, Europe, the UK, Russia and the Asia Pacific for their predictions for the year ahead in banking regulation.

07 February 2022

CFTC’s Schwartz confirmed as permanent GC

Rostin Behnam has named acting CFTC general counsel Rob Schwartz to fill the role permanently, alongside four other new picks for division directors following his Senate confirmation to chair the regulator last month.

26 January 2022

Biden fills out CFTC posts as Behnam confirmed

Rostin Behnam has been confirmed as the new chair of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission, while President Joe Biden has named a CFTC in-houser and Citi’s deputy head of global regulatory affairs to fill its two open seats.

16 December 2021

CFTC’s Berkovitz reunites with Gensler at SEC

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has named its new general counsel – the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s outgoing commissioner Dan Berkovitz.

30 September 2021

CCPs’ own stress tests insufficient, BoE says in supervisory proposals

The Bank of England will begin stress-testing central counterparties this year, in what it calls a bid to increase transparency and public confidence.

23 June 2021

“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

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