Financial Regulatory Forum

COLUMN-Pending U.S. bill clears way for CFTC limits vote: John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
May 24, 2010

– John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own –

Once skeptical, U.S. Congress warms to CFTC’s Gensler

By Reuters Staff
March 22, 2010

By Christopher Doering

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) – Gary Gensler, who once supported market deregulation blamed for the recent financial meltdown, has been winning over members of Congress who had been skeptical of his ability to rein in Wall Street as the top U.S. futures regulator.

New OTC swaps rules must apply to all – U.S. regulatory official

By Reuters Staff
March 2, 2010

WASHINGTON, March 2 (Reuters) – Congress should not create blanket exemptions for end users from new rules designed to make trading of the over-the-counter derivatives more transparent, a commissioner on the top U.S. futures regulator said on Tuesday.

U.S. market regulators eye clearinghouse governance – CFTC’s Gensler

By Reuters Staff
March 1, 2010

By Christopher Doering

WASHINGTON, March 1 (Reuters) – Congress should give U.S. securities and futures regulators the authority to ensure clearinghouses are protected against conflicts of interest, the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Monday.

U.S. regulator CFTC proposes enforcing limits on energy trades

By Reuters Staff
January 14, 2010

By Ayesha Rascoe and Tom Doggett

WASHINGTON, Jan 14 (Reuters) – The top U.S. futures market regulator on Thursday moved to limit the role of big traders in once high-flying energy markets, unveiling proposals to put a hard cap on the size of positions that dealers can hold but offering a limited exemption for big financial hedgers.

Deutsche Bank stops exchange-traded oil note sale as U.S. mulls regulation

By Reuters Staff
August 18, 2009

By Joshua Schneyer

NEW YORK, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Deutsche Bank said on Tuesday it has stopped issuing an aggressive oil exchange-traded note as the U.S. government looks to increase regulation in commodities markets. Deutsche said it had temporarily halted issuance of PowerShares DB Crude Oil Double Long Exchange Traded Notes, which allow investors exposure to a rise in crude oil futures.