A CFTC final rule aimed at preventing certain bad actors from seeking exemptions from registration as CPOs under CFTC Rule 4.13 ("Exemption from Registration as a Commodity Pool Operator") was published in the Federal Register.
A Federal Reserve working group, made up of government and payments industry experts, developed a uniform fraud classification system to address fraud involving Automated Clearing House, wire, and check payments.
The SEC provided conditional relief from certain Exchange Act credit-arranging prohibitions to broker-dealers designated as agents for the Federal Reserve Board's Term Asset-Backed Securities Loan Facility.
The CFTC Divisions of Market Oversight, Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight, and Clearing and Risk warned regulated entities "to prepare for the possibility that certain contracts may continue to experience extreme market volatility, low liquidity and possibly negative pricing."
In a new staff report on the nexus between central counterparties and clearing member banks, the Bank for International Settlements emphasized the need for central banks to evaluate the two entity types collectively.