CFTC Announces Proposal to Amend the Definition of "Material Terms" -
On September 10, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Division announced that it will publish in the Federal Register a proposed amendment to...more
Below is a summary of some of the significant legal and regulatory actions that occurred over the past week. This alert is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all such developments, but rather a selection of...more
The CFTC recently approved a futures contract on a dividend index as a non-security based index futures contract over the SEC’s objection that the dividend index contract could be a security future; the CFTC’s actions may...more
A Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Administrative Law Judge last week issued an Initial Decision finding that BP America (BP) and certain related BP entities violated FERC’s Anti-Manipulation Rule. Following a...more
The Division of Market Oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, at the request of ICE Futures U.S., has granted a 45-day extension of the public comment period with respect to its proposed amendments to certain...more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is requesting public comment on a certification of proposed rule amendments that were filed by ICE Futures U.S. Inc.
Under the amendments, ICE Futures would base position limits...more
Alleged Fictitious Sales to Facilitate Improper Money Pass Prompts CFTC Injunctive Action and Asset Freeze: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission filed a lawsuit in a federal court in Illinois against Yumin Li and Kering...more
With recent release, the CFTC hopes to eliminate market uncertainty on forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality.
UPDATE (June 18, 2015): On May 12, 2015, the CFTC adopted the Proposal as proposed (as used...more
Discussion and Analysis -
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That phrase is ubiquitous among small and “independent” financial services firms, regularly appearing in 6-point or...more
In the first case of its kind, the CFTC has accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the Commodities Exchange Act and Regulation 180.1 promulgated...more
Last week the government handed down its first criminal indictment for allegedly engaging in “spoofing” and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission settled with Eric Moncada for spoofing. Spoofing is a form of trading in...more
CFTC Proposes Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps and Approves Special Treatment for Operations-Related Swaps With Certain Government-Owned Natural Gas and Electric Utilities -
A few weeks after the Federal Reserve Bank...more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will host a public roundtable on June 19, 2014, to discuss questions related to a proposed rulemaking to establish speculative position limits for 28 exempt and agricultural...more
On March 19, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit decided Grede v. FCStone, LLC, Nos. 13-1232, 13-1278 (7th Cir. Mar. 19, 2014), an opinion that reinforces the importance of the portability of investment...more
In this issue:
- CFTC Exempts MTFs from US Registration Requirements
- CFTC Guidance Relating to Trading on SEFs and DCMs
- NFA Issues Notice to Members Regarding Member Obligations Under NFA Bylaw 1101...more
On November 5, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) re-proposed speculative position limits relating to certain U.S. exchange-listed physical commodity futures contracts as well as to swaps that reference the...more
On November 5, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted to propose rules that would expand the scope of the CFTC’s speculative position limit requirements for futures, options and swaps. On the same date, the...more
On October 30, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final rules designed to enhance customer protection. The rules expand the information provided to customers regarding the risks of trading generally and the...more
On March 15, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held that the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has exclusive jurisdiction over natural gas futures contracts and that the Federal...more
The D.C. Circuit clarifies that FERC may prohibit manipulative trading only in markets outside of the CFTC's exclusive jurisdiction over commodity futures contracts.
On March 15, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...more
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