The CFTC Market Risk Advisory Committee approved recommendations for the scheduled October 2020 shift to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate for central counterparties discounting and price alignment interest at certain clearinghouses.
At a meeting of the CFTC Market Risk Advisory Committee, subcommittees and industry representatives provided updates on the transition to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate and the impact of the pandemic on market infrastructure and trade volumes.
At a meeting of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee, industry representatives considered presentations on automated and modern trading markets, distributed ledger technology and market infrastructure, virtual currencies, and cybersecurity.
FIA partnered with data analytics firm Greenwich Associates on a study of trends in the derivatives markets. Researchers surveyed market participants on derivative product usage, counterparty relationships and regulatory developments.
The Business Conduct Committees of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade sanctioned several firms and traders for wash trading, exceeding position limits, and disruptive trading practices.
The Business Conduct Committees of the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Commodity Exchange sanctioned a firm and several traders for wash trades, disruptive trade practices and failure to comply with investigative procedures.
The business conduct committees of the New York Mercantile Exchange, the Chicago Board of Trade, and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange fined and suspended multiple traders and firms for trade practice violations.