Tag Archives: CFTC

2017 Expectations of the U.S. CFTC Enforcement Agenda

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is undergoing a transformation with the new Trump administration while staying on course with its statutory mission of protecting US commodities and derivatives markets.  Some of CFTC’s priorities under new Republican Administration will certainly change as articulated by the new Congress, several executive orders from the White House, and … Continue Reading

How CFTC’s Aggressive Enforcement in 2016 Could Mold Compliance Efforts in 2017

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) shook things up in 2016 with new theories and fresh interpretations of the law.  Along with this came hefty fines reaching up to $1.2 billion in total.  CFTC wasn’t the only regulatory group handing out large fines but the National Futures Association (“NFA”) also collected around $700,000.  Between the … Continue Reading

CFTC Enforcement Division Drops ‘Absent Objection’ Investigatory Orders

In a reversal of course, the Commodities Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Enforcement has confirmed that it will no longer pursue omnibus orders of investigation by means of an “absent objection” procedure, and instead will seek Commission approval before extending such orders. Last month, CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia issued a sharply worded objection to the … Continue Reading

Market Manipulation – Traders Beware: What Does the CFTC’s Triple Threat of MF Global, Dodd-Frank and Enforcement Pressure Mean for Traders?

This post was written by Efrem M. Grail, Elizabeth S. Fenton, and Andrew P. Cross. Public outcry, political pressure and new regulations enacted pursuant to the Dodd-Frank legislation have empowered the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to step up its investigative and enforcement efforts. Commodities traders, derivatives brokers, and energy professionals beware; your regulators are ready … Continue Reading
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