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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. February 13, 2014

      CFTC leadership change eases strains

      Under new leadership, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is easing tensions with European regulators and mollifying...

    4. December 30, 2013

      Gary Gensler defends record as he leaves CFTC

      Gary Gensler is regarded by some as one of the toughest regulatory cops policing Wall Street. Over the past five years, the...

    5. December 21, 2013

      CFTC extends reach over foreign companies

      The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Friday took another step in imposing some of its rules on overseas companies, in...

    6. December 10, 2013

      Treasury secretary pushed for tougher line on CEOs

      Treasury secretary Jack Lew played a central role in championing the Volcker rule provision pushing for more accountability...

    7. December 9, 2013

      US regulator acts to reform futures trading

      The US derivatives regulator has drawn up plans to bring more transparency to futures trading, a move that could tilt the...

    8. December 4, 2013

      CFTC sued by trade groups over swaps rules

      Three industry groups filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Commodity Futures Trading Commission challenging the agency’s...

    9. November 27, 2013

      Regulators schedule dates for Volcker vote

      The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation are among the regulators scheduling...

    10. November 21, 2013

      Bloomberg kicks off electronic MAC swaps trading

      The standardisation of interest rate derivatives has notched a new milestone with the first electronic transaction of a...

    11. November 18, 2013

      Gensler defends swaps rules shake-up

      Leading US markets regulator Gary Gensler used his last speech to an annual conference of interdealer brokers to defend his...

    12. November 17, 2013

      CFTC to shake up US swaps trading market

      New guidance from the main US regulator of privately negotiated derivatives is set to test the business models of...

    13. November 12, 2013

      Massad’s regulatory skills untested

      Timothy Massad’s skills in managing the $700bn fund to bailout troubled banks will come in handy as head of the Commodity...

    14. November 12, 2013

      White House to nominate Tim Massad as chairman of CFTC

      The White House nominated Timothy Massad, a US Treasury official, to be the next chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading...

    15. November 11, 2013

      Prospect of a deal on Volcker rule worries banks

      In January it will be four years since President Barack Obama vowed to stop banks trading for their own account. “If these...

    16. October 31, 2013

      CFTC hit by budget constraints

      The Commodity Futures Trading Commission may have to forgo or delay certain investigations because of budget constraints as...

    17. October 8, 2013

      CFTC should fund itself with settlement money, commissioner says

      The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission should be allowed to use the money it obtains from settlements – such as the...

    18. October 3, 2013

      Gensler refuses to budge on derivatives

      Call it Gensler’s last stand. Most of his staff have been sent home because of the government shutdown, he is facing...

    19. October 2, 2013

      SEC throws spanner in the works of new derivatives regime

      The new world of electronic derivatives trading that launched this week has hit another snag in the unlikely form of the...

    20. September 30, 2013

      EU urges US to delay swaps reform

      Europe’s top financial regulator has demanded the US urgently amend its imminent reforms to the $633tn derivatives market,...

    21. September 26, 2013

      US rules ‘endanger’ derivatives reforms

      Landmark reforms of the derivatives market are being threatened by a battle over the extent of US oversight, according to...

    22. September 24, 2013

      CFTC chair Gary Gensler warns on fund cuts to police derivatives

      The head of the regulator that oversees the US’s vast derivatives market has warned that a lack of resources could severely...

    23. September 11, 2013

      In his own words: Gary Gensler

      Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was one of the driving forces behind reform of the...

    24. September 11, 2013

      Dust starts to settle on derivatives revolution

      The numbers dance on the Bloomberg screen like any normal day on the stock market. But the fluctuating prices are not...

    25. September 11, 2013

      CME outspends rivals on Washington lobbying

      CME Group has outspent its closest rivals on lobbying policy makers so far this year and has appeared more times before the...

    26. July 17, 2013

      Global regulators at odds with CFTC chief over rates reform

      Global regulators have pushed back against US watchdog Gary Gensler’s campaign to get rid of survey-based interest rate...

    27. July 16, 2013

      Quick View: US-EU swaps trading deal is not the end of the story

      “Relief” was the word that sprang to mind for many people last week when the US and EU agreed how they could oversee their...

    28. July 12, 2013

      US ratifies cross-border swaps rules

      The top US derivatives regulator has agreed a framework for policing offshore dealing after forging an 11th-hour compromise...

    29. July 11, 2013

      Transatlantic swaps deal averts market crunch

      It was billed as the mother of regulatory crunches, the day the world’s regulators would part ways on policing derivatives....

    30. July 8, 2013

      Talks on US derivatives rules run to the wire

      Talks over Washington’s reach in policing offshore derivatives deals are set to run to the last minute this week, with US...

    31. July 3, 2013

      Regulators are finally closing in on banks

      After the 2008 financial crisis, the banking industry initially acted like a cartoon character who shoots over a cliff-edge...

    32. June 25, 2013

      Mark Carney confirms plan for Libor reform committee

      Leading financial regulators plan to set up a steering committee to oversee the reform of the London interbank offered rate,...

    33. June 18, 2013

      Commodity Futures Trading Commission faces top-level shake-up

      In the past month bankers and lawyers from Citigroup, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase have streamed into a dark brick...

    34. June 6, 2013

      EU Libor plan that ends era of self-regulation

      The humbling prospect of powerful regulators arriving from Paris to oversee Libor is hardly the denouement British ministers...

    35. June 6, 2013

      Foreign derivatives push divides US regulator

      Brewing discord has burst into the open at a US regulator seeking to impose new rules on derivatives, suggesting a push to...

    36. May 29, 2013

      European regulators clash with US over derivatives market reforms

      European regulators have clashed with the US over the timing of reforms to the $633tn derivatives market in a letter urging...

    37. May 12, 2013

      Dual-track Libor replacement lined up

      The scandal-plagued Libor benchmark is likely to be replaced by a dual-track system with survey-based lending rates running...

    38. May 9, 2013

      Vote looms on Dodd-Frank swaps rules

      Final rules governing how derivatives will trade under the Dodd-Frank framework are set for a vote next week, more than two...

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