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November 18, 2016

"The Risk Desk" editor John R. Sodergreen described the debate between CFTC Chair Timothy Massad and Commissioner Chris Giancarlo over an amendment to proposed Regulation Automated Trading that would allow the CFTC access to an algorithmic firm's trading source code without first issuing a subpoena.

September 18, 2014

Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee and Representative Frank Lucas (R-OK) and Representative Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) both issued statements in support of the CFTC's vote to exclude utility-operations-related swaps with utility special entities from the de minimis threshold for swaps with special entities. The Final Rule for Utility Swaps is aimed at preserving the ability of natural gas and electricity utilities to enter into swaps transactions to hedge their risks. See: House Ag Committee Press Release (Including Statements).Related news: CFTC Finalizes Rule on Swaps with Special Entity

November 16, 2018

The FIA, Deutsches Aktieninstitut, AFME, EDMA, ICMA, Swiss Finance Council and ISDA (collectively, the "Associations") contended that imposing further conditions to the European Union ("EU") equivalence approach and making it more restrictive would be harmful to EU financial and non-financial counterparties and to EU venues. In a letter to EU policymakers, the Associations underscored the importance of a robust equivalence framework, which is intended to "preserve the integrity of and access to EU capital markets, facilitating European financing and growth." According to the Associations, EU