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  • "We saw strange things in the data," said Chris Barnes, a former swaps trader now with ClarusFT, a London- based data firm. The missing transactions reflected an effort by some of the largest U.S. banks- including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley- to get around new regulations on derivatives enacted in the wake of the financial...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- The head of the U.S. derivatives market regulator on Thursday slammed a bill in the House of Representatives to reauthorize the agency, saying the new mandate would make it harder for it to respond quickly to market events. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has raised its profile significantly after the 2007-09 financial crisis,...

  • WASHINGTON, May 14- The head of the U.S. derivatives market regulator on Thursday slammed a bill in the House of Representatives to reauthorize the agency, saying the new mandate would make it harder for it to quickly respond to market events. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has raised its profile significantly after the 2007-09 financial crisis,...

  • NEW YORK, April 21- The European Union is looking to again postpone imposing new capital rules on EU banks that trade derivatives through non-EU clearing houses, according to a document seen Tuesday. But while the EU's executive body, the European Commission, has granted equivalence to countries such as Singapore, it has pointedly refused to do so as yet for the...

  • WASHINGTON, April 16- Democrat Hillary Clinton plans to name Gary Gensler, a former financial regulator who pushed for stricter oversight of Wall Street, as the chief financial officer for her presidential campaign, Bloomberg reported on Thursday. Gensler, whose five-year term as the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ended in January 2014,...

  • Obama nominating Treasury official to run CFTC Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 9:48 AM ET
    Timothy Massad

    The President is nominating top Treasury Department official Timothy Massad as head of CFTC, the agency that regulates the futures and options market.

  • Treasury official likely to be named to lead CFTC Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 5:31 PM ET
    Timothy Massad

    The Treasury's Tim Massad is likely to be named the next Commodity Futures Trading Commission chairman, according to sources close to the matter.

  • How budget stalemate could hit the IPO market Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 3:19 PM ET
    SEC Security and Exchange Commission

    In case of the federal government shutdown, investors can expect potential interruptions to financial product approvals and new rules.

  • Cramer: It’s Just Not Going to Happen Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 6:53 PM ET

    In a perfect world, there would be flashing lights and sirens. But Wall Street is hardly perfect.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Stick, twist or fold? ``The total wallet back at the peak was about $14 billion for the banking sector in commodities trading. There were 10-14 banks when it was at $14 billion, now there are really five relevant ones,'' said David Silbert, who leads commodities trading at Deutsche Bank.

  • LONDON, Nov 5- Stick, twist or fold? ``The total wallet back at the peak was about $14 billion for the banking sector in commodities trading. There were 10-14 banks when it was at $14 billion, now there are really five relevant ones,'' said David Silbert, who leads commodities trading at Deutsche Bank.

  • CHICAGO, Nov 1- The big-bank dominated model for privately traded derivatives is broken and those in the futures business argue that the fix is in Chicago. The Libor revelations show that the banks have ``victimized'' buy-side firms. ``This is a transformational event.'' Going forward, ``I think the solution is going to be found in Chicago and the Chicago community.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 31- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission created major confusion earlier this month when it imposed, and then suspended, a key rule governing energy derivatives, a CFTC policymaker said on Wednesday.

  • CHICAGO, Oct 31- One of five policymakers on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Wednesday that the CFTC fell down on the job earlier this month as it imposed, and then suspended, a key rule governing energy derivatives.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 25- Two influential U.S. senators on Thursday urged regulators to resolve any differences and finish writing a controversial ban on proprietary trading known as the Volcker rule.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 12- U.S. regulators granted a last-minute reprieve to CME Group Inc. By saying that a swathe of widely traded energy, metals and agricultural swaps would not be counted toward a threshold triggering costly new regulations until Dec. 31, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission brought relief to big traders like BP.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 12- U.S. regulators granted a last-minute reprieve to CME Group Inc and big energy traders on Friday, giving them until the end of the year to convert billions of dollars in commodity swaps to futures contracts.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 12- U.S. regulators granted a last-minute reprieve to CME Group Inc and big energy traders on Friday, giving them until the end of the year to convert billions of dollars in commodity swaps to futures contracts.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Oct 12- U.S. regulators brought last-minute relief to CME Group Inc and big energy traders on Friday, delaying new rules on tallying certain kinds of commodity swap trades until the year-end.

  • After CFTC loss in court, limits battle could drag on Thursday, 4 Oct 2012 | 4:18 PM ET

    Oct 4- The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's battle to impose position limits intended to keep speculators from manipulating prices could drag on until at least 2014, after it lost a lawsuit last week.