The Managed Funds Association asked U.S. prudential regulators to address the regulatory burden and "trading disruptions" caused by "Phase Five" of the implementation of swaps initial margin requirements.
CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo urged U.S. regulators to clarify obligations for dealers to exchange initial margin where requirements are below the $50 million threshold amount specified in the rules.
A proposal by the FDIC, the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the SEC and the CFTC to exclude certain community banks from the Volcker Rule was published in the Federal Register.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut ordered a former precious metals trader to pay a civil monetary penalty for placing orders with the intention of canceling them prior to execution.
The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York determined that the CFTC failed to prove that a Chicago trader and his firm had either manipulated or attempted to manipulate the price of certain interest rate swaps.
A U.S. District Court ruled in favor of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc. and Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. from allegations that they conspired to stop the CFTC from approving the application of a competing exchange.
The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered two Ireland-based companies that operate an online "prediction market" trading website to pay a $3 million penalty for violating a 2005 cease and desist order and illegally trading binary options.