Financial Regulatory Forum

COLUMN – U.S. futures industry risks Pyrrhic victory in battle with CFTC: Kemp

By Reuters Staff
March 22, 2010

— John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own —

By John Kemp

LONDON, March 19 (Reuters) – By rejecting position limits on energy markets, and calling into question the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) authority to regulate in this way, the Futures Industry Association (FIA) has dangerously escalated the conflict with its regulator and ultimately with Congress.

EXCLUSIVE-High-frequency firms organizing lobby group

By Reuters Staff
December 21, 2009

By Jonathan Spicer

NEW YORK, Dec 21 (Reuters) – About 25 high-frequency trading firms have discussed forming a lobbying group within the Futures Industry Association as they move to deal with growing scrutiny in Washington, the association told Reuters.

ANALYSIS-CFTC’s expanded trader reports to add transparency

By Reuters Staff
August 19, 2009

Traders work in the crude oil futures trading pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange, February 12, 2009.   By Tom Doggett and Ayesha Rascoe
WASHINGTON, Aug 19, (Reuters) – The plan by U.S. commodity regulators to provide more information on the traders doing business on futures exchanges will shine more light into the opaque markets, but will still give the often-criticized speculative investor a measure of cover. (more…)