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    Massad sees end to US-EU clearing dispute

    Timothy Massad, the new head of the main US derivatives regulator, said on Thursday he was committed to resolving a...

  2. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    Of obseen Libor manipulation

    Lloyds gets a $383.2m fine for Libor manipulation — split between US and UK regulators and including a fine of £70m and some...

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  1. July 24, 2014

    Lloyds to pay up to £300m Libor fines

    Lloyds Banking Group is preparing to announce early next week that it will pay fines of £200m-£300m to US and UK regulators...

  2. July 23, 2014

    O’Malia to take helm at Isda

    Scott O’Malia, who this week quit as a commissioner at the main regulator of the US swaps industry, will become head of the...

  3. July 21, 2014

    Speculators cut bets on higher oil prices

    Speculators cut their bets on higher Brent crude oil prices by almost a quarter in the week to July 15 after prices dropped...

  4. July 15, 2014

    Chris Dodd reaffirms push for single US prudential regulator

    Chris Dodd, the former US senator responsible for the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, said the idea of paring...

  5. June 28, 2014

    Europe calls on US to recognise overseas clearing rules

    European markets authorities have called on their US counterparts to recognise equivalent standards for overseas clearing...

  6. June 20, 2014

    US commodities regulator wrestles hedgers and speculators

    A meeting on commodities regulation held in Washington this week at times felt like an argument among lexicographers. The...

  7. June 16, 2014

    Quick View: Clearing up differences

    Eleven months on and last summer’s accord between the EU and US over jointly overseeing the derivatives market across the...

  8. June 16, 2014

    CFTC moves to curb speculators face revision

    A long-running effort to constrain speculation in commodities markets could face another round of revision. Almost five...

  9. June 13, 2014

    ‘The Secret Club that Runs the World’, by Kate Kelly

    The Secret Club that Runs the World: Inside the Fraternity of Commodity Traders, by Kate Kelly, Portfolio, RRP£14.99/$29.95,...

  10. June 11, 2014

    IDX Beat – futures industry regenerates

    It has always seemed apt to hold London’s main annual derivatives industry gathering down the street from the city’s...

  11. June 5, 2014

    SEC head proposes safeguards against HFT risks

    The head of the US Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday recommended moves to stop computer-driven high-frequency...

  12. June 3, 2014

    Massad confirmed as new CFTC chairman

    The board of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the main US derivatives regulator, is back to full strength for the...

  13. May 15, 2014

    RP Martin brokers pledged beer for help in rigging Libor rates

    Brokers at RP Martin promised traders at banks including the Royal Bank of Scotland and Rabobank entertainment in Las Vegas,...

  14. May 15, 2014

    RP Martin fined $2.3m in Libor probe

    RP Martin, the interdealer broker, “aided and abetted” the attempted rigging of Libor, the interbank benchmark rate, in...

  15. May 14, 2014

    US Senate rule changes lead to empty chairs

    Radical changes to Senate rules have failed to speed up confirmations to vital economic jobs. The nominations of Stanley...

  16. May 8, 2014

    ICE chief pledges to simplify stocks trading

    The new owner of the New York Stock Exchange has waded into the raging debate over high-frequency trading and promised to...

  17. May 8, 2014

    European Commission keen to delay bank rules on clearing

    European authorities are planning a six-month delay to rules that will force banks not using its designated clearing houses...

  18. May 5, 2014

    James Cawley steps down as Javelin CEO

    Javelin Capital Markets, a fledgling derivatives trading platform that has pushed hard for sweeping reform of the market in...

  19. April 20, 2014

    US regulators to monitor London over-the-counter swaps

    Part of London’s lucrative over-the-counter swaps market is set to come under direct US regulatory oversight as dealers in...

  20. April 14, 2014

    ICE Clear Europe wins European CDS approval

    IntercontinentalExchange will begin clearing European sovereign credit default swaps (CDS) after US clearance brought to an...

  21. April 10, 2014

    Traders warn on deadline for new swaps rules

    Swaps dealers have warned a mid-May deadline forcing them to comply with new US rules for over-the-counter trading remains...

  22. April 9, 2014

    Stocks slide at US oil hub hits physical traders

    The vacancy rate is rising in the world’s marquee oil hotel. Less and less crude is bedding down at Cushing, Oklahoma, the...

  23. FT Alphaville

    March 28, 2014

    Guest post: Bitcoin, derivatives, and the IRS

    This guest post is by Tim Karpoff, a partner at Jenner & Block and formerly Director of the Treasury Department’s Office of...

  24. March 25, 2014

    CFTC and Treasury share swaps resources

    The main US derivatives regulator is set to share resources with the US Treasury as it struggles to get a firmer oversight...

  25. March 25, 2014

    Fines for traders reveal swaps tensions

    As 20-page swap agreements unspooled from a fax machine, they fell straight into the oil trader’s rubbish bin. The documents...

  26. March 24, 2014

    Tera sets up standards for Bitcoin swaps

    A start-up venue operator for US swaps trading has created what it calls the first standardised legal agreement for Bitcoin...

  27. FT Alphaville

    March 24, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific markets started the new week with broad gains, even in the face of new data showing that China’s...

  28. March 23, 2014

    CFTC steps up probe of ‘exchange for futures’ deals

    The US derivatives watchdog has warned market participants of potential legal charges as it escalates a probe into more than...

  29. March 23, 2014

    Financial reform effort disappoints former CFTC regulator

    Bart Chilton, an outspoken US regulator, said one of his biggest disappointments as he steps down is that the White House...

  30. March 20, 2014

    Quick View: Europe’s MTF problem

    Agreeing how global derivatives should be policed across borders has been one of the most difficult questions for markets...

  31. March 19, 2014

    BoJ stimulus hesitance feeds yen bulls

    There is nothing that foreign exchange traders like less than a listless, directionless market. But this is exactly what...

  32. March 18, 2014

    Fears grow over futures brokers consolidation

    Consolidation among futures brokers is raising fears that there will be fewer parties to share the risks of default in...

  33. March 17, 2014

    Gold pricing scrutiny widens

    The global regulatory scrutiny of benchmarks is shifting from interest rates and foreign exchange to commodities. In...

  34. March 12, 2014

    Acting head warns of CFTC underfunding

    Mark Wetjen, acting head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has warned that a lack of funding and staffing for his...

  35. March 7, 2014

    Regulator pressed on market abuses

    US Senators on Thursday pressed nominees for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to be tough on enforcement over market...

  36. February 28, 2014

    UK forex day-trading practices under scrutiny

    For a forex trader, Andrew Argent has a surprising view of retail foreign exchange trading. “I would say there is a 97 per...

  37. February 26, 2014

    Regulator penalises US forex trading group FXCM twice

    FXCM, a US forex trading group, has been hit with a penalty for failing to pass on profits to clients as regulators crack...

  38. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2014

    Frequent batch auctions and the last, slow, bleeding second of the day

    Business Wire, part of the Berkshire Hathaway empire, has decided that it has been doing nothing wrong but will stop sending...

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