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  • People news –July/August 2022

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • Viewpoint – Digital assets are the topic in DC this summer

    Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) of the Senate Agriculture Committee and Ranking Member John Boozman (R-AR) introduced the Digital Commodities Consumer Protection Act of 2022 last week. This much-anticipated legislation would give the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) new tools and authorities to regulate the cash digital asset commodity market while leaving the regulation of digital assets that are deemed securities to the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

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  • CFTC's Johnson inspires Greenwood students

    FIA hosted Commissioner Kristin N. Johnson of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission for a "lunch and learn" conversation with high school students on 2 August as part of the Greenwood Project's outreach to young people interested in pursuing careers in financial services.

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  • At first post-COVID gathering, CFTC advances CCP governance proposal

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted 5-0 to advance a proposed rule related to governance requirements for derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) during an open meeting on July 27. The proposed rule also requests comment on additional areas related to governance requirements for DCOs, for the Commission’s consideration in potential use in future rulemaking.

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  • Q&A: China Futures and Derivatives Law

    On a recent FIA webinar, legal experts at Linklaters and Zhao Sheng addressed questions on clearing, licensing, and the extra-territorial implications of China’s Futures and Derivatives Law 

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  • Data Spotlight – EEX natural gas futures illustrates commodity volatility

    Commodity market disruptions have impacted trading activity in a host of derivative contracts, and caused challenges for many different market participants across 2022. To help illustrate some of the most dramatic changes in trading behaviors, FIA has compiled a list of active commodity derivative contracts that have seen significant spikes in open interest over the prior year.

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  • Future regulation of EU clearing discussed at FIA Forum Frankfurt

    FIA returned to Frankfurt on 12 July where the industry and regulators gathered to discuss the key issues impacting listed and cleared derivatives market participants.

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  • Black Talent Charter launches blueprint for change

    The next phase of the Black Talent Charter launches as research shows it will take 30 years to reach 3.4% Black representation in financial and professional services firms

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  • People news – June/July 2022

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • MarketVoice Podcast - Gwyneth Nurse of HM Treasury discusses post-Brexit priorities

    Gwyneth Nurse, Director General, Financial Services at HM Treasury, recently sat down with FIA President and CEO Walt Lukken at our IDX conference in London to discuss current and developing regulatory approaches for the UK’s wholesale financial markets. They discuss market transparency, the cost of regulatory complexity, cross-border cooperation on CCP oversight, and central bank digital currencies.

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