Sutherland Regulatory Reform Task Force Team
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued its
sixth series of proposed rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and
Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) at an open meeting held yesterday,
Wednesday, December 1, 2010. The proposed...
WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Federal regulators have filed suit against 14 small firms that officials say are breaking the law by selling foreign-currency contracts to individuals without being registered with a government agency. The lawsuits announced Wednesday were the first show of force by the Commodity...
by Susan I. Gault-Brown, Cary J. Meer and Lawrence B. Patent
CFTC's proposed rule amendments would subject operators of private funds that trade futures contracts, commodity options, and swaps to commodity pool regulation and may subject private fund advisers to dual SEC/CFTC regulation.
Amended Rule 4.5 will require
the operators of Registered Funds to either limit such Funds' use of commodity
futures, options, leverage contracts, retail forex contracts, and swaps
(together, "commodity interests") or submit to dual regulation by the
CFTC and the Securities and Exchange...
On February 8, 2012, the
Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC" or
"Commission") issued final regulations that repeal the commodity pool
operator ("CPO") registration exemption widely used by the operators
of private funds offered only to highly sophisticated...
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has unanimously
voted by seriatim (without a meeting) to issue two proposals which will affect
"U.S. persons" who engage in swaps activities. The proposals address the
hotly debated application of Dodd-Frank outside US soil, commonly referred to
WASHINGTON, D.C. — (Mealey's) Swiss Bank UBS AG has agreed to pay $1.5 billion to U.S., U.K. and Swiss authorities to settle allegations that it was involved in rigging the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), and UBS unit UBS Securities Japan Co. Ltd. (UBS Japan) has agreed to plead guilty...
After a fair amount of back-channel arm-twisting, the two agencies with principal (and sometimes overlapping) jurisdiction over energy commodities have reached agreement on two memoranda of understanding (“ MOUs ”) required by the Dodd-Frank Act. On January 2, 2014, the Federal Energy Regulatory...