The Impending CFTC SEF Proposal: What you need to know and why

Also posted at TabbForum.com By opting for a prescriptive rather than a rules-based approach in regulating the OTC derivatives market, the CFTC is set to…

Trust but Verify (The Deal)

This piece provides an overview of the derivatives reform related regulatory rule writing process, but a focus on the numbers.  How much will it cost,…

CFTC's Gensler May Not Have Had Enough Votes For Swap Trading Proposal (Dow Jones Newswire)

I can’t find a good link so here’s the story from Dow Jone’s Katy Burne.  I think my best contribution is the last quote in…

Quick View: OTC swaps fight brews (Financial Times)

Despite the CFTC’s postponement of the SEF proposal release, debate still came on quickly as to their prescriptive approach surrounding trading model. These quotes are…

GOP impact on financial reform to be minimal, analyst says (The Deal)

My conversation with TheDeal.com: GOP impact on financial reform to be minimal, analyst says from TheDeal TV on Vimeo.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission: Send Money. And Power. (SeekingAlpha)

SeekingAlpha picked up my my recent quote in a Bloomberg article about proposed CCP ownership limits for dealers proposed by the CFTC. The author is…

CFTC Is Said to Propose That Banks Own 20% of Credit Swaps Clearinghouses (Bloomberg)

The Lynch Amendment is back.  The CFTC is expected to release its first set of proposed rules related to OTC derivatives reform this Friday and…

Front Row Seat at the SEC, CFTC Hearing on SEFs

Also posted on TabbFORUM.com Wall Street (which includes yours truly) was in Washington on Wednesday (Aug 15) to discuss Swap Execution Facilities with the Securities…

Financial Reform Becomes Law: The Devil's In The Details (Futures Magazine)

The law is passed but the rule writing processing is where the real nitty gritty details will be defined.  My comments focus mostly on the…

The CFTC's Co-location Proposal: Not Ready for Prime Time

Also posted at TabbFORUM.com The CFTC should stick to regulating markets and not try to regulate data center providers.  The recently released proposal by the CFTC does…