CFTC Commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero decried the unchecked Wall Street's risk-taking that required Treasury bailouts in the past, and she highlighted the need for regulators to reduce "systemic or sub-systemic" risk.
The CFTC filed a Complaint against a crypto trading firm for providing false or incomplete statements of material facts as the CFTC was evaluating a proposal to list and trade bitcoin futures.
The SEC reopened the comment periods for proposals to (i) expand the scope of Regulation ATS and (ii) expand regulation of private fund advisers. As outlined in a notice in the Federal Register, comments for both proposals are now due by June 13, 2022.
SEC Commissioner Elad L. Roisman reviewed the existing SEC regulatory frameworks for the handling of retail orders - including payment for order flow, best execution, execution quality measurements and public price discovery - and suggested potential improvements.
SEC Director Peter Driscoll described the regulatory and operational challenges of delivering financial services during the pandemic, the issuance of alerts on pandemic and emergent risks (including on cybersecurity), and the roll out of Regulation Best Interest.