Diana Farrell , deputy director of President Barack Obama ’s National Economic Council, and Assistant Treasury Secretary Michael Barr are leaving the administration, adding to the turnover in the ranks of the White House economic team that worked on the government’s response to the worst financial crisis in more than 70 years.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has delayed consideration of Dodd-Frank Act rules seeking to limit speculation in oil, natural gas and other commodities until an Oct. 18 Washington meeting, said Steve Adamske, CFTC spokesman.
Hedge funds, broker-dealers and mortgage companies may face unprecedented demands for data on everything from risk exposure to trading partners as U.S. regulators seek to identify firms that pose a potential threat to the financial system, a confidential government report says.
The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission began an overhaul of rules adopted after the Crash of 1987 designed to shut down the stock market during periods of volatility, proposing that curbs be triggered when the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index falls 7 percent.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lacks authority over futures contracts, a U.S. appeals court ruled, handing a victory to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and an ex-Amaranth Advisors LLC trader fined $30 million by FERC.