On October 31, the Securities and Exchange Commission took an unusual additional step towards implementing its rules for security-based swaps (SBS)
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has extended the public comment period on its March concept release relating to hedge exemptions for swap dealers.
On May 19, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gary Gensler as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
On May 13, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission requested public comment on a petition by Eurex Clearing AG (ECAG), a licensed central counterparty in Germany, for a CFTC determination, pursuant to Section 409(b)(3) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991, that the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority satisfies appropriate standards in its supervision of ECAG.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has proposed amendments to the minimum adjusted net capital requirements for futures commission merchants (FCMs) and introducing brokers (IBs).
On April 27, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced its adoption of a final definition of "public director" for the acceptable practices to Section 5(d)(15) (Core Principle 15) of the Commodity Exchange Act.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has approved new National Futures Association (NFA) Compliance Rule 2-43, relating to adjustments to customer forex orders and the offset of customer forex positions by forex dealer members (FDMs).
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has adopted exclusive procedures for designated contract markets (DCMs), derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) and derivatives transaction execution facilities (DTEFs) to request confidential treatment for new products and new rules and rule amendments submitted to the CFTC.
On April 8, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that it has formed a Risk Management Advisory Committee to serve as a forum for discussion on emerging risk management issues among the CFTC, market participants, regulators and other interested persons.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has published final regulations implementing the provisions of the CFTC Reauthorization Act of 2008 (the 2008 Act) relating to "significant price discovery contracts" (SPDCs) traded on exempt commercial markets (ECMs).