The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission isn’t keeping up with high-speed derivatives trading and needs to invest in tools to detect manipulative and disruptive practices, said Scott O’Malia, a Republican commissioner.
A proposal to divvy up margin payments of individual swaps users at clearinghouses rather than allowing accounts to be treated as one pool by banks representing multiple customers may make guaranteeing trades too expensive, a U.S. commodity regulator said today.
On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, where competition among high-frequency traders is supposed to create a fairer market, some firms get a better deal than others. That’s piqued the interest of regulators.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is overreaching in its Dodd-Frank Act rulemaking, undermining efforts to provide certainty to the swaps market, according to Scott O’Malia, a Republican commissioner.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is fixating childishly over Dodd-Frank Act rules while ignoring its traditional responsibility for overseeing futures markets, Commissioner Scott O’Malia said today.