The CFTC Division of Clearing and Risk and the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight extended no-action relief on the treatment of separate accounts by futures commission merchants.
The CFTC initiated a review of a CFTC Designated Contract Market offering related to "which political party will be in control of each chamber of the U.S. Congress."
A federal jury convicted two former precious metal traders on charges of (i) fraud, (ii) attempted price manipulation and (iii) spoofing for their involvement in a multi-year market manipulation scheme.
The CFTC Division of Market Oversight extended no-action relief from aggregation requirements under the current CFTC position limits rule.
The CFTC withdrew no-action relief granted to an event futures market that permitted U.S. persons to make small trades on the outcome of events such as elections.