Articles tagged with: CFTC
“In a brief advisory statement, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission has closed a specious, lobbyist-concocted loophole in the regulation of the derivatives markets. By doing so, the Commission has reaffirmed one of the most important and hard-won victories of the Dodd-Frank Act.”
After the 2008 crisis, it became clear that regulators and many sophisticated market participants had been kept in the dark about major risks and exposures in our financial system. On October 11, 2013, AFR and Georgetown Law Center co-hosted this half-day conference on the progress made – and the work that remains to be done – toward meaningful transparency on Wall Street.
Three years after the Dodd-Frank Act, “There is no excuse for further delay… Without cross-border applicability, there is no effective regulation of derivatives.”
AFR sent letters to members of the House and Senate urging them to support full funding for the CFTC. The CFTC’s role in regulating commodity markets is vital to overall financial stability and cannot do its job without this vital funding.
CFTC chairman Gary Gensler is trying to make sure that banks cannot shield derivatives bets from effective oversight by funneling them overseas.
Under H.R. 677, the CFTC loses its jurisdiction over inter-affiliate swaps, which are defined so loosely that, according to AFR’s Marcus Stanley, “the affiliates don’t even need to share majority ownership… That’s a big, whopping exemption.”
AFR sent a letter to members of Congress expressing strong support for President Obama’s proposal in the 2014 budget to increase funding for the CFTC.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has decided to exempt so-called inter-affiliate swaps deals from its Dodd-Frank-mandated derivatives rules.