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Legislation introduced by Senator Reed to make regulation of derivatives comprehensive
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2009

U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI), Chairman of the Banking Subcommittee on Securities, Insurance, and Investment, introduced the Comprehensive Derivatives Regulation Act of 2009 (CDRA


Schoenfeld appointed as CFTC Director of Division of Market Oversight
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2009

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the appointment of Steven Schoenfeld to serve as Director of the Division of Market Oversight


SEC and CFTC hold joint meetings for harmonization of market regulation
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2009

The SEC and the CFTC held joint meetings on harmonizing regulation


SEC Chairman Schapiro testifies before the House on over-the-counter derivatives
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2009

SEC Chairman Mary Schapiro testified before the House Committee on Agriculture on the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and, in particular, the Over-the-Counter Derivatives Markets Act of 2009, proposed in August by the Treasury


CFTC and SEC issue harmonization report update
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • October 2 2009

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stated in a press release that they anticipate that, in two weeks, the two agencies will issue a report that will address key areas in which their regulatory schemes are different


SEC approves conditional exemptions to OTC derivatives
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2009

The SEC has taken further action to help regulate over-the-counter derivatives (OTC derivatives) by approving conditional exemptions that will allow ICE Clear Europe Limited and Eurex Clearing AG to operate as central counterparties for clearing credit default swaps


CFTC charges California man and his company with commodity options fraud
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2009

The CFTC charges David Michael Kogan and his company, First Capital Futures Group, with operating a fraudulent commodity scheme involving 58 customers and causing more than $3 million in customer losses


Congresswoman Waters introduces Credit Default Swap Prohibition Act
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2009

Congresswoman Maxine Waters introduced the Credit Default Swap Prohibition Act of 2009, citing concerns that current regulatory reform proposals would require central-counterparty clearing but would provide exceptions to supervision over customized credit default swaps


CFTC holds hearings on possible position limits in energy products
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2009

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held three hearings to address the current application of position limits and exemptions from position limits in energy markets


CFTC charges Georgians for targeting Christians
  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • USA
  • August 4 2009

The CFTC charged Eldon A. Gresham, of The Gresham Company, and relief defendants Werner H. Beiersdoerfer and Interveston Wines, LLC, both of Calera, Ala., and Kirk M. Gresham, Gresham’s son, of Newnan, Georgia, with operating a multimillion-dollar foreign currency Ponzi scheme, specifically targeting persons of the Christian faith to invest in the scheme