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CFTC Proposes Order to Exempt Southwest Power Pool Products

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Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC issued a Proposed Order in response to a 2013 request by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for exemption of certain SPP electric energy products from CFTC regulation. Scope of Exemption The Proposed Order would exempt transactions in SPP products from CFTC regulation (with the exception of the CFTC’s general anti-fraud and anti-manipulation […] Read more →

by   |   June 3, 2015

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CFTC Issues Final Interpretation on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality

Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC published a final interpretation clarifying its seven-element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality (EVO). The final... 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