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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 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...

Thompson Reuters positioned in Gartner’s “Leaders Quadrant”

Posted on: 19 July 2011 | Source: Thomson Reuters

Accelus Suite recognised in Enterprise Governance, Risk & Compliance Platforms Magic Quadrant report...

CFTC clarifies effective date for swaps regulation under the Dodd-Frank Act

Posted on: 15 July 2011 | Source: Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

CFTC continues to implement rules to reduce risk and enhance transparency in the swap markets...

Survey highlights top 4 areas of bank concern for OTC derivatives regulation

Posted on: 11 July 2011 | Source: Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters sets mid-2012 date to be SEF-ready and support global rule book for OTC derivatives trading...

“No more Mr Nice Leniant FSA guy” says Wolters Kluwer

Posted on: 13 June 2011 | Source: Mary Stevens, Wolters Kluwer

Mary Stevens comments on recent fines issued by the the FSA...

Dodd-Frank and Basel III: taxing times

Posted on: 25 May 2011 | Source:

48 percent of survey respondents said they were still trying to understand the tax implications, while 27 percent said they were in the process of...

GAIN Capital receives regulatory approval in China

Posted on: 12 May 2011 | Source: Nick Jackson

Approval received from the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) to open a representative office in Beijing...

AFME speaks out on FX exemption

Posted on: 30 April 2011 | Source:

The US Treasury 'proposed determination' to exempt foreign exchange forwards and swaps transactions from forced clearing under the Dodd-Frank Act...