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  • Voluntary carbon markets need standards to thrive, futures industry experts say

    US farmers are eager to enter the voluntary carbon market, but concerns about the validity of what is being traded is causing them to hold off from participating, according to Amanda Cain, a managing director at Société Générale, a French bank that runs one of the largest futures trading and clearing businesses in the world.  

  • Futures exchanges and market makers decry impact of price caps on EU gas futures

    Speaking at FIA Boca on 16 March, senior executives at two leading European energy exchanges warned that the cap on prices – known as the "market correction mechanism" – will distort prices and drive hedgers into other markets.

  • FIA Board Chair testifies before US House Committee 

    The US House Agriculture Committee held a committee hearing March 9 titled "Rising Risks: Managing Volatility in Global Commodity Derivatives Markets.”  

  • CFTC advisory committee discusses electricity market opportunities and challenges 

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee (EEMAC) held a meeting on February 28 in Nashville, Tennessee. This EEMAC meeting - the second under the sponsorship of Commissioner Summer K. Mersinger – focused on electricity.