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Ending a Never-Ending Saga: Truth and Reconciliation in FX Should a line be drawn in the sand over alleged misconduct in FX markets? Colin Lambert sees benefits in the idea. The list of FX traders taking their former employers to court for unfair dismissal grows almost by the week, ...
FEMR – Another Brick in the Wall? The UK’s Fair and Effective Markets Review was eagerly awaited and generally well received, but, Colin Lambert asks, has it actually changed anything?If the level of fanfare was directly correlated to the impact of a release, then the ...
At their recent joint meeting in Tokyo, the global FX committees agreed and released new guidance for market participants, as Colin Lambert reports. With conduct so high on the FX industry’s agenda, representatives of the eight global FX committees ...
Proponents of time-stamping have long highlighted the potential benefits of the practice in helping to en- sure best execution, creating a secure audit trail and potentially countering claims of malpractice in the market. But how practical would it be for ...
The Made Available to Trade (MAT) rules being introduced by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) are causing further fragmentation of liquidity in the swaps market, according to a new report.The research, published by the International Swaps and Derivatives ...
UBS is understood to be in line to receive immunity from any fines imposed by the European Commission as a result of its investigation into alleged manipulation of the FX markets.It was the first of the banks implicated in ...
Extra-territoriality has rushed back to the top of the regulatory agenda – thanks to the CFTC. Galen Stops reports. In November, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) responded to the widespread confusion amongst market participants regarding the SEF rules by issuing ...

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CFTC in Flux

With political divides, claims of insufficient funding to fulfill its role, a potential shortage of senior staff and a wide array of challenges facing its new chairman, is the CFTC in an even greater state of flux than the markets ...
Dutch giant becomes the latest to settle Libor charges. Colin Lambert reports. Rabobank has become the latest financial markets player to be hit with fines over the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) scandal. The Dutch giant faces penalties of more ...
David Meister, director of the Division of Enforcement at the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has stepped down from the role. Meister will be replaced by Gretchen Lowe, who is taking the role in an acting capacity. Lowe is ...