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ISDA Launches Initiative for a Derivatives Product Identification Standard The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has launched a new industry data project, aimed at developing an open-source standard derivatives product identification system. ISDA says the system can be applied consistently and comprehensively across all derivatives facilities, including trading ...
Giancarlo Urges CFTC to Continue With Rulemaking Reform As the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed an amendment that would replace an existing “no-action” letter regarding swaps rules, Commissioner Christopher Giancarlo urged the Commission to continue amending flaws in the Dodd-Frank rule-making process. The Commission has proposed an ...
Symphony Agrees Deal With NY Regulator Over Message Data Symphony, a new messaging service backed by a consortium of major banks, has reached an agreement with the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS), regarding the record keeping of messages on Symphony’s platform. According to the new ...
CFTC Approves Bitcoin Exchange’s SEF Registration The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved the application of Bitcoin derivatives exchange, LedgerX, for temporary registration as a swap execution facility (SEF). As a next step, the Commission will undertake a substantive review of LedgerX’s application for ...
Pan Named New CFTC Director in OIA

11:17 September 11th 2015 in News, Regulation

Pan Named New CFTC Director in OIA

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman, Timothy Massad, has appointed Eric Pan as the agency’s new director of the Office of International Affairs. Pan will join the CFTC to take this position from the Securities and Exchange Commission (...
Foreign Exchange Working Group Targets May 2016 for Update The Foreign Exchange Working Group (FXWG), which was established by the Financial Stability Board says that it expects to release a substantial amount of information on the new global code of conduct by May 2016 with a final target date for ...
CFTC Approves New Rules for Retail FX Dealers The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved a number of rule amendments filed by the National Futures Association (NFA) regarding retail FX trading.The rule amendments will impose additional capital requirements on Forex Dealing Members (FDMs) and require ...
CFTC Staff Propose Amendments to Swaps Reporting Rules Commissioners at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have voted in favour of proposals to amend existing swap reporting rules.The changes are designed to provide additional clarity for swap counterparties regarding their reporting obligations for cleared swaps transactions and ...