Who Was Really Behind The Twitter Hack That Wiped Out $136 Billion? April 25, 2013While the Syrian Electronic Army claimed responsibility for the attack, the FBI, SEC and CFTC are now investigating the hack. Regs Investigate Whether High-Frequency Traders Are Distorting Markets March 18, 2013Regulators have launched an investigation into whether high-frequency traders are distorting stock and futures markets. CME Books Victory in Regulator Row Over Swaps Data March 07, 2013The CFTC sided with the CME Group in a row over client data, a decision which could lead to a contentious lawsuit by a rival firm. Regulators Not Expecting Job Cuts from Sequestration February 22, 2013The country's top Wall Street regulators are not expecting layoffs or furloughs in the event that Congress is unable to avoid across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration. CFTC Charges CME Over Client Data Breaches February 22, 2013The top derivatives regulator sought to fine CME Group and ban two former employees for life for leaking client data. HFT Now Jolting U.S. Grain Trade November 20, 2012The U.S. grain industry says high speed computerized traders are disrupting their markets. Reauthorization Fight Looms for CFTC in 2013 October 16, 2012In what promises to be a fierce fight over the direction of Wall Street regulation, Congress could revisit position limits and other controversial aspects of derivatives regulation in 2013, when lawmakers take up reauthorization of the CFTC. MF Global Civil Cases Likely, as Criminal Probe Nears End September 13, 2012Prosecutors are close to wrapping up their criminal probe of MF Global and are unlikely to file criminal charges, a move that could pave the way for regulators to bring civil cases. Asian Regulators Urge CFTC to Review Dodd-Frank Swap Rules August 29, 2012Market regulators from
Australia to Singapore have asked their U.S. counterparts to
review proposed rules on derivatives trading, pointing out the
potential for conflict with domestic rules and the risks of
systemic instability. Futures Industry Debates Solution to Protect Customer Segregated Accounts July 30, 2012A CFTC panel agreed on the urgency of developing a technological solution for verification of funds in customer segregated accounts, but one industry veteran, warned not to wait until everything is perfect. Outgunned: Why the SEC Can’t Effectively Police Wall Street July 16, 2012Even as the SEC and CFTC ramp up their technology, they still lack the firepower to effectively police the capital markets. PFGBest: Just Like Madoff, Regs Ignored Every Single Warning Bell July 13, 2012Regulators missed multiple red flags that something was amiss. And some of those signs were starkly similar to the clues they also missed in the Madoff scandal. Millennials Taking a Bad Rap, SEC Inept?, More Bank Layoffs, and More Quotes of the Week June 01, 2012The buy side is starting to feel the commission squeeze, the SEC's incompetence, Volcker Rule scare tactics and hiring the best and the brightest are just a few of the this week's top quotes. Former CFTC Acting Chairman Appointed Head of DTCC’s U.S. Swap Data Repository May 10, 2012In his new role, he will be working with global regulators to harmonize various international reporting constituencies.
OpenLink Launches CFTC Large Trader Reporting Solution April 16, 2012Releases comprehensive, XML-based reporting package for clearing members and swap dealers to report physcial commodity and swaption positions to the CFTC under Dodd Frank. Swaps Participants Gear Up for July Reporting Deadline March 06, 2012Even though the CFTC's rules pertaining to recordkeeping and swaps data reporting put the burden on dealers, asset mangers will still want systems for record keeping, monitoring, reconciliation and analytics. Fixing the Futures Market in the Wake of MF Global January 17, 2012To restore investor faith in the futures market, the CFTC may need to do more than just update the rules that govern the investing of customer cash, says Larry Tabb, founder of Tabb Group. With MF Global Rule, Regs Finally Take One Small Step In Right Direction December 06, 2011In so far as it increases transparency into how funds are handled, it is a positive step -- but regs still have much more to do. SEC and CFTC Still Working on Specific Dodd-Frank Rules July 15, 2011Over 50 Commodities Futures Trading Commission rules need to be completed and refined, says CFTC commissioner Bart Chilton. Dimon Hates New Regs March 31, 2011The JP Morgan chief criticized the CFTC swaps crackdown and Dodd-Frank in no uncertain terms.