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    1. FT Alphaville

      December 22, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - No snow and no roubles makes the Alps a dull place. - If Scotland had gone it alone with these oil...

    2. December 15, 2014

      Dodd-Frank under fire in trading case

      A new law against placing and quickly cancelling bid orders to sway others to trade was “hopelessly vague” and prosecutors...

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    1. Exchanges, Trading & Clearing

      The market structure industry, which includes exchanges, clearing houses, brokers, tra...
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      Caution is the watchword even if there is a strong long-term case to be bullish...
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    1. December 4, 2014

      US should consider tougher clearing rules

      The US should consider fresh rules that prohibit clearing houses from pushing any losses from their failure on to pensioners...

    2. FT Alphaville

      November 30, 2014

      Chicago, the last refuge of light touch regulation?

      Friday, November 28th. It’s the day after Thanksgiving in the US – possibly the lightest trading session of the year. And...

    3. November 20, 2014

      CFTC warns EU rules may force tighter US derivatives regulation

      The US may be forced into tougher regulation on benchmarks as planned stringent European rules may shut out the region’s...

    4. November 14, 2014

      CFTC calls for international help on derivatives oversight

      A top US markets regulator has called for his own agency to defer more oversight to overseas jurisdictions to prevent the...

    5. November 12, 2014

      Trio of US banks fined $950m by national regulator

      The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency has fined three US banks $950m for “unsafe and unsound” practices in forex...

    6. November 12, 2014

      No end in sight for UBS regulatory woesNo end in sight for UBS regulatory woes

      Sergio Ermotti, UBS’s chief executive, has long said that he wants the Swiss bank – which has been dogged by scandals in...

    7. November 12, 2014

      Regulators slap $4.3bn fines on six banks in global forex probe

      Penalties in global forex probe Six major banks have been fined more than $4bn as regulators punished them for their role in...

    8. November 10, 2014

      Comment: Flawed US rules fragment swaps market

      Over the past several decades, regional and national markets for financial products have expanded into a truly global...

    9. November 9, 2014

      UBS to settle allegations over precious metals trading

      UBS is to settle allegations of misconduct at its precious metals trading business alongside a planned agreement between UK...

    10. November 7, 2014

      Commodities concerns voiced in Chicago

      This week Chicago hosted FIA Expo, a giant gathering of the futures industry. A kind of a geek fest for traders, it offered...

    11. November 6, 2014

      BofA sinks to loss on $400m forex charge

      Bank of America revised down its third-quarter earnings, sending it to a loss, after taking a $400m charge for an impending...

    12. November 6, 2014

      Europe attracted by US derivatives pull

      European derivatives trading has had a distinctly American flavour in recent months. Earnings reports from CME Group, the...

    13. November 5, 2014

      Asia futures focus takes wind from Chicago’s sails

      Trading on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange hit a record high last month, but few in the Windy City are popping the champagne...

    14. November 4, 2014

      Trading industry strives to find its form

      On retiring from Sanford Bernstein last month, veteran analyst Brad Hintz penned some observations about the capital markets...

    15. November 4, 2014

      Comment: Sefs face new challenge

      The summer of 2010 marked the beginning of the most radical reform in the history of the US over-the-counter derivatives...

    16. October 14, 2014

      Malaysia bourse to broaden offerings

      Bursa Malaysia, the southeast Asian country’s exchange, is moving to revive its almost defunct financial futures products by...

    17. October 10, 2014

      US data point to hit from Gross exit

      Asset managers extended their massive liquidation of interest rate futures holdings for the seven days up to Tuesday,...

    18. October 8, 2014

      Traders cut bets on fast Fed rate rise pace

      Speculative investors are liquidating derivative bets that favour a faster pace of policy tightening by the Federal Reserve...

    19. October 8, 2014

      Chicago prosecutor gets tough on ‘spoofing’

      For professional traders in financial markets, the potential consequences of “spoofing” are not funny. Variants of spoofing,...

    20. October 5, 2014

      Gross triggers sell-off in interest rate derivative positions

      Investors have liquidated hundreds of billions of dollars of positions in interest rate derivatives contracts, an asset...

    21. October 2, 2014

      Trader faces criminal ‘spoofing’ charges

      A high-frequency trader has been indicted on charges that he manipulated commodities markets by “spoofing” – marking the...

    22. September 16, 2014

      Former Amaranth star fined over gas trades

      Brian Hunter, the natural gas trader whose large bets helped precipitate the $6bn collapse of Amaranth, the hedge fund, has...

    23. September 9, 2014

      Swaps dealers warn on market transparency

      Swaps market dealers are warning that efforts to reform the vast over-the-counter derivatives industry in the US are not...

    24. September 7, 2014

      CME revamps fee rebates for energy trading

      CME Group, owner of the world’s largest futures exchange, has launched a sweeping revamp of its opaque system of fee rebates...

    25. September 5, 2014

      Banks face first lawsuit over Isdafix rigging claims

      More than a dozen global financial institutions face fresh allegations that they colluded to manipulate a benchmark interest...

    26. August 21, 2014

      HFT ‘cheetahs’ get Chilton as an adviser

      One of the world’s most outspoken critics of high-speed traders has signed on as an adviser to an industry group for...

    27. August 20, 2014

      CFTC and traders clash on cotton verdict

      A notorious episode of wild cotton price swings was “orderly”, a US regulator has said, a conclusion at odds with many...

    28. August 5, 2014

      Oil trader Arcadia Petroleum settles with CFTC

      Global oil trading house Arcadia Petroleum and its affiliates agreed to pay $13m to settle claims from US regulators that...

    29. July 31, 2014

      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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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