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Gary Gensler

  • WASHINGTON, July 31- The new head of the U.S. derivatives regulator on Thursday pledged he would be a tough cop now that the agency has largely finished a raft of new rules to oversee the $710 trillion global swaps market.

  • WASHINGTON, July 21- Commissioner Scott O'Malia said on Monday he intends to leave the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, creating a vacancy just a short while after Chairman Tim Massad took over at the derivatives regulator. Before joining the CFTC, he was the staff director at the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development.

  • WASHINGTON, April 8- A U.S. Senate panel on Tuesday approved Timothy Massad as the next chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and two other commissioners to head the swaps and futures markets watchdog. The only nominee to draw a "no" vote, from Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi, was Sharon Bowen, a partner at law firm Latham& Watkins in New York.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- Four U.S. lawmakers launched a bill on Monday to rewrite the rules of of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, giving more leeway to smaller players in the derivative markets it oversees.

  • WASHINGTON, March 6- Three nominees to head the U.S. derivatives regulator met little pushback in the Senate on Thursday as the agency heads into quieter waters after the departure of Gary Gensler, the former chief who was deemed overly aggressive by big banks and other critics.

  • 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

    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.