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  • CFTC Agricultural Advisory Committee focuses on important role of FCMs 

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Agricultural Advisory Committee held a discussion on 19 July on improving access to futures markets for agricultural end-users as well as a presentation about Mississippi River disruptions to grain flows and markets.  

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  • CFTC committee discusses technology and cyber issues 

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a meeting of its Technology Advisory Committee (TAC) on 18 July, touching on topics including the use of artificial intelligence, decentralized finance, and cyber resilience for financial markets.  

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  • Supporting women in leadership on their paths to success

    Georgie Dickins, founder & CEO of Women in Leadership Global, discusses her work in leadership development and as a C-suite executive coach.

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  • FIA Leipzig forum focuses on energy crisis, commodities regulation 

    Market participants and regulators gathered in Leipzig to discuss the crucial issues affecting the European energy and commodity markets 

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  • People news - June/July 2023

    Appointments, promotions and other people news in the derivatives industry

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  • CFTC committee discusses market risk issues

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission held a meeting of its Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) on 10 July, discussing wide-ranging issues including CCP risk and governance, interest rate benchmark reform, market structure issues, and climate-related market issues.

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  • IDX highlights DEI in the financial services industry

    Clare Black, managing director at Streets Consulting, moderated a panel at FIA’s International Derivatives Expo (IDX) on 21 June titled Driving the DEI Agenda: How to Make a Real Difference in Your Organisation. Founder and Chair of the UK’s Black Talent Charter Harry Matovu KC and Deputy CEO at Leadership Through Sport & Business (LTSB) Pete Ward weighed in on DEI initiatives relating to two key issues: race and social mobility. 

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  • CFTC Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee announces leadership and workstreams  

    The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee held a meeting on 27 June outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. It marks the third EEMAC meeting under the sponsorship of CFTC Commissioner Summer Mersinger. 

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  • EU-UK MoU to boost dialogue on CCP equivalence decisions

    The recent signing of a memorandum of understanding between UK and the EU financial regulators is a step forward in improving coordination between the two sides and could pave the way for discussions on "thornier" issues such as equivalence, said panellists at FIA's International Derivatives Expo.

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  • Liquidity and margin concerns top areas of market evolution

    Industry leaders at FIA's IDX conference acknowledged the continued resilience of global derivative markets amid recent disruptions, but noted several new areas of improvement and opportunity as the industry looks to the future with a focus on market liquidity. 

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