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  • Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, is one of the most controversial pieces of post-crisis Wall Street reform. "I'm going to be providing the commissioners with a document by tomorrow," Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler told journalists on the sidelines of an industry conference on Monday.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 18- The head of the U.S. swaps regulator said on Monday he would share a draft of the Volcker rule with others in the agency, a sign that one of the most controversial pieces of post-crisis Wall Street reform is nearing completion.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 15- Prominent Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday threw their weight behind industry complaints that the nation's derivatives regulator is confusing markets as it rushes through a plethora of new rules.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- President Barack Obama on Tuesday named Timothy Massad, a lawyer who oversaw the U.S. government's $700 billion bank bailout program, as the next head of one of Wall Street's most powerful supervisors.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 12- President Barack Obama plans to name Timothy Massad, a lawyer who earned his spurs at the country's bank bailout program, as the next head of the U.S. swaps regulator, according to a White House official.

  • Obama picks Massad as new head of US swaps regulator Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 12- President Barack Obama plans to name Timothy Massad as the next head of the U.S. swaps regulator, a White House official said, picking a lawyer who earned his spurs at the nation's bank bailout program.

  • Treasury's Massad to head U.S. swaps regulator -source Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 7:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Nov 7- Timothy Massad, the Treasury official who leads the U.S. bank bailout program, is about to be selected as the new chair of the country's derivatives regulator, a source familiar with the matter said.

  • CHICAGO/ SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 7- CME Group Inc and the IntercontinentalExchange Inc are gearing up to revisit a high-stakes battle in an obscure corner of commodities rule-making, highlighting the fallout still emerging from Washington five years after the financial crisis.

  • COLUMN-New commissioners open CFTC to change: Kemp Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 9:00 AM ET

    LONDON, Nov 6- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is in for its biggest shake up since the financial crisis as two of its most experienced members and strongest proponents of tougher regulation prepare to step down.

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 5- U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission member Bart Chilton said on Tuesday that he has told President Barack Obama that he plans to leave the futures regulator soon. The commission is currently down one member after Republican Jill Sommers left earlier this year.

  • UPDATE 2-U.S. regulator aims for December vote on Volcker Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 4:53 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 30- U.S. regulators hope to vote in December on a rule that would bar banks from gambling with their own money, the nation's top derivatives regulator said on Wednesday, a sign that the controversial Volcker rule may soon become law.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. regulator says vote on Volcker rule nearing Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 2:40 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 30- U.S. regulators hope to vote in December on a rule that would bar banks from gambling with their own money, the nation's top derivatives regulator said on Wednesday, in a sign that the acrimonious process of writing the Volcker rule is drawing to an end.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said regulators have not yet agreed on the final wording of the controversial Volcker rule, but he is trying to schedule a commission vote on the rule in December.

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 30- The head of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said he would try to schedule a vote in December on the controversial Volcker rule to ban proprietary trading by banks. An initial version was proposed in October 2011 but was never made final.

  • 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.

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