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CFTC Issues Final Interpretation on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality

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Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC published a final interpretation clarifying its seven-element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality (EVO). The final interpretation provides that a contract for deferred delivery of a physical commodity (i.e., a forward contract) that contains EVO will fall within the forward contract exclusion, and thus not be regulated as an option, […] Read more →

by   |   May 26, 2015

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CFTC Proposes Changes to Trade Option Rules for End Users

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has proposed several important changes that would alleviate the reporting and recordkeeping obligations of end users with respect to trade options (or provide by rule... Read more →

by   |   May 7, 2015

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CFTC Taking Action on Inaccurate Reporting

Broker-Dealer, Energy The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is increasingly taking action on inaccurate reporting by market participants.  In the past year, the CFTC has entered into three... Read more →

by   |   April 8, 2015

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CFTC Pushes Dodd-Frank Boundaries With Manipulation Case

Derivatives, Energy In the first case of its kind, the CFTC has accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the Commodities... Read more →

by   |   April 4, 2015