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  • Bloomberg Suit Against Swaps Regulator Dismissed Saturday, 8 Jun 2013 | 12:29 PM ET

    The top U.S. derivatives regulator won a legal victory over Bloomberg LP late on Friday when a court dismissed a case the data vendor had filed that claimed a new rule on trading swaps would hurt its business.

  • The Hack Attacks and the Markets Wednesday, 24 Apr 2013 | 1:47 PM ET
    CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton

    CFTC's Bart Chilton notes that financial technology is a lot like automobile traffic...you need laws to keep things from running amok.

  • Robert Pickel, CEO of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, delves into the complexities of setting global standards for the derivatives market.

  • Big Bank Profits Tempt a Push for Tougher Rules Thursday, 18 Apr 2013 | 11:32 AM ET

    The ballooning banks' bottom lines - some thing the first quarter will be the best ever - could embolden lawmakers and regulators who want to overhaul the banking system. NYT reports.

  • SGX: Cautious Despite Best Quarter in 5 Years     Tuesday, 16 Apr 2013 | 7:20 PM ET

    Muthukrishnan Ramaswami, President of the Singapore Exchange says securities and derivatives trading lifted Q3 earnings and he sees room for improvement in the bourse's primary activity. He sounds a cautious note on guidance.

  • Uh Oh: The Attempt to Regulate Swaps Is Failing Saturday, 6 Apr 2013 | 8:42 AM ET

    Clever finance critters are fleeing from swaps to futures, escaping the new regulatory regime that was a center-piece of Dodd-Frank.

  • Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will form a joint venture for securitizing home loans that could end up replacing the two government-controlled mortgage finance giants.

  • What Was Libor: An Investigation Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:01 PM ET

    Was Libor the risk-free rate of interest or the cost of borrowing? Apparently the derivatives market believed one thing and lenders believed another.

  • Large Banks Seen Dodging EU Financial Tax Bullet Thursday, 24 Jan 2013 | 1:35 AM ET

    A financial trading tax (FTT) planned by a group of euro zone nations could leave major banks, its main target, relatively unscathed while less nimble smaller trading houses, pension funds and asset managers bear the brunt.

  • Clearing Houses As Guards Against Risk     Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 7:20 PM ET

    Ian Axe, CEO, LCH.Clearnet explains the role of clearing houses amid growing regulation in the financial sector. He says they are like insurance companies for exchanges with regards to their trades and financial products.

  • Olam's SGX Disclosure Record is Clean: CEO     Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 7:10 PM ET

    Magnus Bocker, CEO, Singapore Exchange says Olam, like most Singaporean companies, has maintained a clean track record when it comes to the SGX's disclosure rules.

  • The Greek drama plays on and the Brazilian real crosses a line — it's time for your FX Fix.

  • Libor Reform     Sunday, 21 Oct 2012 | 7:40 PM ET

    Robert Pickel, CEO, International Swaps and Derivatives Association says that Libor reforms must be slow and deliberate as it effects many existing swap contracts.

  • Thought August was quiet in the market? You were right, and volumes figures prove it.

  • What Are 'Good' Derivatives?     Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 11:20 AM ET

    Richard Sandor, Chicago Climate Exchange chairman & CEO, discusses the rules and regulations of derivative trading, with CNBC's Rick Santelli.

  • After the unveiling of Libor rate-rigging practices among banks, eyes are turning to other markets, worrying that the manipulation would not be limited to Libor rates, the New York Times reports.

  • Afsaneh Beschloss Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 11:38 AM ET
    Afsaneh Beschloss, President and CEO, The Rock Creek Group

    Beschloss is president and CEO of The Rock Creek Group, which provides investment and advisory services to large investors and utilizes customized hedge fund and emerging market portfolios.

  • Fixed Income ETFs Celebrates 10th Anniversary     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 10:17 AM ET

    "ETFs are taking their place alongside individual bonds, alongside derivative instruments, alongside funds; it just another way to invest in the fixed income market," says Matt Tucker, BlackRock iShares, discussing the broader access investors get to the fixed income market through ETFs.

  • FTC Vote Today on 'Swaps'     Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 9:37 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reports the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's vote today will have a big impact on the OTC derivatives market.

  • Nicholas DeBenedictis, Aqua America CEO, discusses his company's recent successful and collaborative efforts with Penn Virginia Resource Partners, known as PVR Water Services LLC.