Financial Regulatory Forum

COLUMN-Two paths to failure on Dodd-Frank

By Guest Contributor
February 14, 2011

capitol bldg 2 RTXX2LO_Comp.jpg(Scott McCleskey is a managing editor for the ThomsonReuters Governance, Risk and Compliance unit. The views expressed are his own)

ANALYSIS-CFTC speculation limits may pass quietly, unchanged

By Reuters Staff
December 20, 2010

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary GenslerBy Christopher Doering

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – New U.S. rules to limit┬áspeculation in commodity markets could move forward quickly, and with few alterations, after objections by the measure’s most vocal supporter unexpectedly delayed a key vote.

FACTBOX-CFTC to-do list for implementing reforms

November 23, 2010

Nov 22 (Reuters) – The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission faces the mammoth task of writing detailed regulations to implement reforms passed by Congress giving the agency oversight of the $600 trillion over-the-counter derivatives market.

ANALYSIS-Study casts doubt on traders’ ‘raison d’etre’

By Reuters Staff
October 12, 2010

By Herbert Lash

NEW YORK, Oct 12 (Reuters) – A new study about May’s “flash crash” casts doubt on two basic premises of high-frequency traders: that they help markets function properly by providing liquidity and that they smooth out price volatility.

OPINION-The heavy lift of harmonization-CFTC’s Chilton

By Guest Contributor
September 24, 2010

–The author is Bart Chilton, a commissioner at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The opinions represent the view of the author and not that of Reuters.

COLUMN-Cocoa’s rise and fall puts spotlight on FSA: John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
September 15, 2010

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

COLUMN-Gensler on brink of position-limits victory: John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
June 28, 2010

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

COLUMN-FSA coffee case heralds commods crackdown: John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
June 2, 2010

LONDON, June 2 (Reuters) – The Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) decision to fine a London coffee broker 100,000 pounds ($146,400) and ban him from working in the financial services industry marks a significant toughening in the market abuse regime for commodities.

COLUMN-What’s in a word? Senate battle on derivatives: John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
May 10, 2010

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

PREVIEW – Odds stacked against CFTC metals position limits

By Reuters Staff
March 23, 2010

By Frank Tang and Christopher Doering

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, March 23 (Reuters) – The top U.S. futures regulator, which has struggled to gain support for a plan to curb concentration in energy markets, could face even tougher resistance on Thursday as it considers whether similar provisions are needed for metals.