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Swaps bill proposed
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2009

Senators Carl Levin and Susan Collins introduced legislation that would allow the SEC, the CFTC and the FDIC to regulate swaps agreements


Hearings on derivatives to be held
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2009

The Senate Agriculture Committee has scheduled a hearing to be held on June 4, 2009, on “Regulatory Reform and the Derivatives Markets.”


SEC Chairman Schapiro speaks at Treasury Department press briefing on OTC derivatives
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2009

SEC Chairman Mary L. Schapiro began her speech by noting that there is widespread agreement that OTC derivatives, particularly credit default swaps, may have contributed greatly to the “financial mess we’re cleaning up today.”


SEC charges hedge fund manager and bond salesman in first insider trading case involving credit default swaps
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • June 3 2009

In the SEC’s continued trend to bring enforcement actions against hedge funds, the SEC filed its first insider trading action involving credit default swaps against two individuals Jon-Paul Rorech and Renato Negrin


CFTC Chairman Gensler testifies regarding OTC derivatives
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2009

CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to request the urgent enactment of broad reforms to regulate OTC derivatives to ensure that the OTC derivatives markets are transparent and free from fraud, manipulation and other abuses


CFTC Chairman Gensler speaks before the Managed Funds on the regulation of OTC derivatives and hedge funds
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2009

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler spoke before the Managed Funds Association in Chicago, Illinois, regarding the regulation of OTC derivatives and hedge funds


CFTC Chairman Gensler testifies before Senate regarding the Commission’s 2010 Budget
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2009

CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government, Committee on Appropriations, on the CFTC’s 2010 Budget


SEC charges operators of $80 million Ponzi scheme targeting Korean-Americans
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2009

The SEC charged two California men, Peter C. Son and Jin K. Chung, and two companies they controlSNC Asset Management, Inc. and SNC Investments, Inc.for conducting an $80 million Ponzi scheme that targeted Korean-American investors with false promises of extraordinarily high returns from foreign currency (forex) trading


SEC Chairman Schapiro testifies before Senate subcommittee concerning regulation of OTC derivatives
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2009

SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment of the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs concerning the regulation of OTC derivatives and the “gap in regulation of OTC derivatives, which under current law are largely excluded or exempted from regulation.”


Acting director of CFTC’s Division of Enforcement testifies to the House regarding the implications of Zelener and increasing the CFTC’s jurisdiction
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • July 6 2009

Stephen Jay Obie, Acting Director of the Division of Enforcement of the CFTC, testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities and Risk Management regarding the continuing implications of the CFTC v. Zelener case, where the trial court ruled that the CFTC lacked jurisdiction over the “rolling spot” contracts