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Legislative news

The latest legislative news. If you have a piece of news that you would like us to cover, please contact us.

CFTC orders audit of all futures commission merchants (FCMs)

Posted on: 14 November 2011 | Source: Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM

Audit will ensure that customer money is protected in the wake of the collapse of MF Global...

HSBC chief calls for tighter bonus regulation

Posted on: 2 November 2011 | Source: Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM

Stuart Gulliver says banks should have their powers to hand out dividends and bonuses restricted when in serious financial problems...

Schauble calls for EU lead on Tobin Tax

Posted on: 31 October 2011 | Source: Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM

EU should take the global lead in introducing a financial transaction tax to curb speculative trading...

Credit Suisse UK receives $9.5m fine by FSA

Posted on: 26 October 2011 | Source: Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM

Investigation revealed failings in its structured capital at risk products (SCARPs) sales business in the UK...

Pipeline pays $1m to settle SEC case

Posted on: 25 October 2011 | Source: Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM

Pipeline Trading Systems will pay $1 million to settle SEC charges that it failed to tell users of its dark pool that the vast majority of orders were filed by an affiliated operation...

EU financial markets get ready for MiFID II

Posted on: 19 October 2011 | Source: Steve Shaw, Editor, FX-MM

The European Commission is this week meeting to finalise the details of a new set of rules governing competition and transparency in the capital markets...

New study evaluates impact of regulation on OTC derivatives

Posted on: 30 September 2011 | Source: Woodbine Associates

Report details new hedging and transaction costs that derivative traders and end users will face from the Dodd-Frank Act and Basel III...

CFTC eager to clean up swap market

Posted on: 2 September 2011 | Source: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, comments on swap market reform...

The choice between rebalancing and living off the future

Posted on: 26 August 2011 | Source: Bank of England

Martin Weale reviews the current economic outlook and how the MPC might respond if inflation drops too far below its target...

Finra issues more social media guidance

Posted on: 26 August 2011 | Source: Finra

Finra has set out its latest guidance to securities firms and brokers on the use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn...

CFTC appoints Gary Barnett as Swaps Division Director

Posted on: 23 August 2011 | Source: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Gary Barnett will serve as the agency’s Director of the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight...

BBA warns of the real cost of regulatory change

Posted on: 22 August 2011 | Source: British Bankers' Association (BBA)

A chorus of concerned bankers and business people is now warning about the consequences to economic growth...

CFTC and SEC seek public input

Posted on: 22 August 2011 | Source: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Bodies approve request for comment that is expected to assist in conducting a joint study on stable value contracts...

FIA respond to Wall Street Journal leak

Posted on: 22 August 2011 | Source: Futures Industry Association (FIA)

The FIA responds after the Wall Street Journal publishes confidential data on positions held by market participants in the OTC derivatives market...

EDHEC-Risk Institute denounces short selling bans

Posted on: 15 August 2011 | Source: EDHEC-Risk Institute

Decisions by authorities to impose or extend short-selling bans in the wake of renewed market volatility are condemned...