NEW YORK, May 14 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – JPMorgan Chase & Co’s revelation that it had trading losses of at least $2 billion on a failed hedging strategy may have tipped the hand to one way Wall Street executives plan to get around the Volcker Rule.
Financial Regulatory Forum
By Helen Parry, the views expressed are her own.
LONDON, Oct. 7 (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – There are many common features in cases of rogue or unauthorised trading, including the use by ostensibly riskless arbitrage traders of fictitious trades on internal systems to mask their unhedged positions. One obvious feature that is present in many rogue trader cases has been a failure in trade confirmation systems and controls. This feature frequently appears conterminously with the fact that a trader has intimate knowledge of and/or power and influence over middle and back office systems. (more…)
Sept 25 (Reuters) – South Korea is discussing measures to crack down on excessive foreign-currency borrowing by banks, Chin Dong-soo, chairman of the Financial Services Commission, said.
The timing of the proposed measures may be flexible, depending on decisions on global standards by the Financial Stability Board, the G20’s regulation coordination arm, he said. (more…)
NEW YORK, Sept 16 (Reuters) – CME Group, the giant Chicago-based operator of derivatives exchanges, would impose new position limits on NYMEX energy contracts in response to a push by U.S. regulators for renewed scrutiny in energy trading, CEO Craig Donohue said in an interview Wednesday.
CME would apply the limits, laid out in a CME White Paper released Wednesday, as long as regulators agree to enforce limits in venues where commodities are traded around the world, and extend them to include over-the-counter commodities swap contracts as well, Donohue said.
By Pratima Desai
LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) – The London Metal Exchange and Intercontinental Exchange said on Wednesday they had no plans to publish details on speculative positions on their contracts, despite controversy about some recent holdings at LME.