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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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CFTC to Shift Enforcement Actions to Administrative Courts

Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Litigation The CFTC plans to revive the use of administrative courts to bring enforcement actions for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations, according to recent remarks by Aitan Goelman, Director of the Division of Enforcement (reported here by Reuters). This marks a shift from the agency’s practice in recent years of prosecuting such […] Read more →

by   |   March 21, 2015

CFTC’s Massad on End-Users

Derivatives, Energy CFTC Chair Timothy G. Massad delivered a speech on the importance of providing flexibility in the CFTC’s regulations to accommodate hedging by commercial end-users of... Read more →

by   |   February 26, 2015

Asset Manager Hedging Results Fined for Failing to Register as a Commodity Trading Advisor

Broker-Dealer, Energy On January 16, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) fined an asset manager, using financial instruments to hedge its clients’ risk, for failing to register as a... Read more →

by   |   February 12, 2015

2014 CFTC Enforcement Report – Another Year of Record Sanctions

Broker-Dealer, Energy On November 6, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released its 2014 fiscal year Enforcement Report.  In 2014, the CFTC continued its aggressive enforcement of... Read more →

by   |   December 30, 2014