Financial Regulatory Forum

Cost-benefit lawsuits snarl Dodd-Frank implementation

By Guest Contributor
December 9, 2011

By Nick Paraskeva

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, (Thomson Reuters Accelus) – A financial industry lawsuit seeking to block new U.S. rules on commodity position limits on the grounds that they lack an adequate cost-benefit analysis could cause regulators to slow their implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul and be an indicator of more such challenges. Meanwhile, the Obama administration is saying it will resist efforts to block the law.  (more…)

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 speculation 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.

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-Is the argument from liquidity a fallacy? John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
June 29, 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-Consolidated analysis of oil positions needed: John Kemp

By Reuters Staff
May 25, 2010

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

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 –

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.

ANALYSIS-Big traders face ‘landmine’ in CFTC energy rule

February 17, 2010

By Christopher Doering and Roberta Rampton

WASHINGTON, Feb 17 (Reuters) – Buried deep in the proposal to set position limits on oil and gas futures is a possible “landmine” that could force the industry’s biggest traders to make a stark choice: Keep your hedging exemptions, or keep your speculative book. But you can’t keep both.