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Research Unbundling

18 December 2017 7:45pm EST

On Dec. 11, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued interpretative guidance addressing a potential compliance issue for intermediaries that do business with investment managers in Europe...

Bitcoin Derivatives

4 December 2017 7:30pm EST

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced on Dec. 1 that three exchanges have certified that their bitcoin derivatives contracts comply with U.S. rules and regulations, clearing the way...

Pushback on Fed Proposal

27 November 2017 8:15pm EST

On Oct. 11, FIA and the International Swaps and Derivatives Association sent a letter to the Federal Reserve expressing "deep concerns" with proposed changes to the capital surcharge imposed on U....

Technology-Neutral Regulation

20 November 2017 8:15pm EST

On Nov. 14, five U.S. financial associations including FIA asked the Securities and Exchange Commission to update its broker-dealer electronic retention Rule 17a-4 by eliminating an obsolete...

Swap Dealer Registration Relief

6 November 2017 8:00pm EST

On Oct. 26, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order that will keep the swap dealer de minimis threshold at $8 billion until December 2019.

Under CFTC rules, any market...

Recalibrating Derivatives Regulation

13 October 2017 6:45pm EDT

On Oct. 6, the Treasury Department released its second report on regulatory reform, this time focusing on capital markets issues such as derivatives clearing. The report stems from an executive...