J. Christopher Giancarlo, executive vice president at interdealer broker GFI Group Inc., is the top candidate for a Republican appointment this year to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, according to three people briefed on the matter.
Statoil ASA sold a tanker of Norwegian crude valued at about $63 million to BP Plc on May 9. The deal, along with six others so far this month, wasn’t subject to any oversight by financial authorities, yet would help establish the price for more than half the world’s oil.
Click on the section of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission website about the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial-reform law and the first thing that jumps out is a quotation, in bold, from CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler about how Dodd-Frank would transform the derivatives market -- for the better.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission should refrain from sanctioning so-called end-users of swaps for six months while the agency seeks to clarify its Dodd-Frank Act rules, Commissioner Bart Chilton said today.
Proposed regulations aimed at halting volatile trading in U.S. securities markets may still allow for market disruptions and expose regulators to a backlash, said Bart Chilton, a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Regulation of international commodities markets will control price volatility and benefit consumers by making trading more efficient and effective, said Bart Chilton, a commissioner at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
The main U.S. derivatives regulator came under pressure to limit the cross-border impact of new swaps rules and delay them for six months from overseas regulators as well as Democratic and Republican members of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Across the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index of companies, the average multiple of CEO compensation to that of rank-and-file workers is 204, up 20 percent since 2009, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. The numbers are based on industry-specific estimates for worker compensation.
Barclays Plc, the U.K.’s second- largest lender by assets, paid investment bankers bonuses “incapable of justification” as employees focused on revenue at the expense of clients, according to an internal report.