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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Commodity Derivatives

Timothy Massad

CFTC to reconsider swap dealer thresholds

26 May 2015

CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad is continuing a push to review rules put in place by the previous administration run by Gary Gensler.

Oil and Gas

Oil rally drives producer hedging

IFR 2084 23 May 2015 to 29 May 2015

A rally in oil prices that has pushed WTI spot levels above US$60 has drawn a spate of hedging activity as producers look to lock in 2016 cashflows.

CFTC eases commodity rules

IFR 2081 2 May 2015 to 8 May 2015

The CFTC has softened two proposed rules governing commodity derivative markets in an effort to ease the burden of Dodd-Frank reforms on US corporate users.

CFTC passes two commodity rules

30 April 2015

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has agreed to ease two proposed rules governing commodity derivative markets in an effort to alleviate the burden of Dodd-Frank reforms on corporations that are frequent users of commodity derivatives.

Kraft case to test Dodd-Frank muscle

IFR 2078 11 April 2015 to 17 April 2015

Allegations of fraud and manipulative trading by Kraft Foods in derivatives markets are garnering attention beyond the fact that a household name has suddenly been thrust into a doghouse normally reserved for the world’s largest banks.