Accounting changes that would require companies to report more of their leases as assets and liabilities may encourage businesses to structure shorter-term rental agreements that could hamper the ability of lessors to predict cash flows, according to Fitch Ratings.
Chairman Gary Gensler’s recusal from the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s investigation into the collapse of MF Global Holdings Ltd. was unnecessary and wasn’t required by ethics rules, according to the agency’s internal watchdog.
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.
Top executives of the two largest U.S. derivatives exchanges say regulators must take further steps to align Dodd-Frank Act rules with those of foreign counterparts to avoid oversight splits that could harm markets.
The U.S. Supreme Court bolstered the authority of federal administrative agencies, upholding Federal Communications Commission deadlines for local zoning authorities considering applications for new wireless facilities.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is considering reducing the number of price quotes a buyer must request before trading swaps under final Dodd-Frank Act regulations intended to boost transparency, according to three people briefed on the matter.
The top U.S. derivatives regulator today promised to publish in the next month or two ideas for boosting oversight of automated and high-frequency trading after a market-moving hack of the Associated Press Twitter feed.
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.