Tag Archives: CFTC

Friday, December 6, 2013

Wall Street lobbying groups challenge CFTC’s cross-border rule

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Three Wall Street lobbying groups filed suit on Wednesday against the CFTC over the regulator’s Dodd-Frank-mandated cross-border rules published in July. The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, International Swap and Derivatives Association and Institute of International Bankers challenged the … Read More…

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hensarling criticizes CFTC staff advisory for cross-border swaps transactions

Jeb Hensarling

Jeb Hensarling, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, was critical of the CFTC’s announcement last week that trades conducted by U.S. firms for overseas clients should be moved through electronic trading platforms. The CFTC said that a non … Read More…

Friday, November 15, 2013

Treasury’s Massad nominated by President Obama to succeed Gensler as CFTC head

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President Barack Obama nominated Timothy Massad, the assistant secretary for financial ability, on Tuesday to succeed Gary Gensler as the head of the CFTC. Confirmed to his current position in 2011, Massad previously served in the position of acting assistant … Read More…

Thursday, November 14, 2013

CFTC’s Gensler reiterates support for SEF registration rule

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During a conference last week, CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler reiterated his support for a controversial swaps rule that would require registration of foreign-based trading platforms as swap execution facilities when trading is connected to the U.S. financial system. “Registration applies … Read More…

Thursday, August 22, 2013

President Obama meets with top financial regulators on rulewriting

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama met with a number of financial regulators on Monday to discuss the ongoing implementation of rules intended to strengthen and reform the financial system. Representatives from the OCC, CFPB, Federal Housing Finance Agency, Federal Reserve, CFTC, FDIC, … Read More…

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