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CFTC Supplemental Proposal Would Authorize Exchanges to Administer More Flexible Approach to Bona Fide Hedge Exemption to Position Limits

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Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has published a proposed supplement to its December 2013 proposed rule on position limits* that would, among other things, authorize designated contract markets and swap execution facilities (“exchanges”) to administer a more flexible approach to the bona fide hedge (“BFH”) exemption from position limits, allowing such exchanges to extend BFH recognition to hedges […] Read more →

by   |   June 14, 2016

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CFTC Proposes Guidance Clarifying that Certain Electric Capacity and Natural Gas Peaking Contracts are not “Swaps”

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has proposed guidance that certain capacity contracts in electric power markets and certain natural gas peaking supply contracts should not be considered... Read more →

by   |   April 5, 2016

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CFTC Collects $2.69 Million in Spoofing Action

Derivatives, Litigation The CFTC announced that a federal court in New York issued a Consent Order imposing a permanent injunction against CFTC Defendants Heet Khara and Nasim Salim, residents of the... Read more →

by   |   April 5, 2016

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CFTC Eliminates Certain Trade Option Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements for End Users

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC approved a final rule today that removes trade option* reporting and recordkeeping requirements applicable to non-swap dealer/major swap participant counterparties... Read more →

by   |   March 16, 2016