CFTC / Economy / Fiscal policy / Regulation

The Dodd-Frank Act’s Effect on: The Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), an independent agency, is charged with helping to regulate futures markets. The CFTC Chairman, Gary Gensler, stated that, “the Wall Street reform bill (Dodd-Frank) will – for the first time – bring comprehensive regulation to the swaps market place.  Swap dealers will be subject to robust oversight.” The Dodd-Frank … Continue reading

CFTC / Economy / Regulation / U.S. Domestic Policy

Commodity Futures Trading Commission Meets AGAIN About the Dodd-Frank Act

From This Day Forth… “Today we will consider a rule that helps broaden market access and promotes competition in the swaps market,” proclaimed Chairman Gensler. Emphasizing one of the important goals of the Dodd-Frank Act is to prevent risks in the financial sector from affecting the overall American economy in a negative manner. The intent … Continue reading

CFTC / Events / Regulation / Uncategorized

CFTC Amending the Dodd-Frank Act

Opening Statements Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Gary Gensler began what would be an almost four-hour hearing on several rules that may be applied to the Dodd-Frank Act. Declaring that the hearing was about promoting transparency, developing internal business conduct rules, and compliance rules to protect the public, he seemed very … Continue reading