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.
FIA submitted a comment letter to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission questioning the need for certain types of information that must be included in the annual reports filed by the chief compliance officers of firms registered with the CFTC.
FIA PTG supported the proposal to “generally require reporting to TRACE as soon as practicable but no later than 60 minutes;” while urging FINRA to continue monitoring and consider shortening the reporting timeframe even further in the future.
FIA has responded to the UK government’s call for evidence to support its update of the Green Finance Strategy. The response stresses the need for well-balanced, principle-based regulation that complements and encourages market innovation. It also highlights new products as a potential growth area to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
FIA EPTA welcomes the opportunity to respond to the United Kingdom (UK) Government Call for Evidence to support its update of the Green Finance Strategy. FIA EPTA members believe that the UK Government is at the forefront of the global fight against climate change and mitigating its impact on citizens. The UK Government showed its leadership during COP26 in Glasgow and with the review of many legislative initiatives as also this Call for Evidence shows.
FIA has responded to the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission’s consultation on changes to the Position Limit Regime. The response acknowledges that greater transparency can benefit the industry but stresses that benefits should be commensurate with the resources needed to meet these requirements.
Futures brokers in the US are reporting large increases in the level of customer funds held in futures accounts. Total customer funds hit a record level of $370 billion in March and continued at a high level in April, and most brokers are reporting double-digit increases in customer funds compared to a year ago.