In a briefing before the Energy and Environmental Market Advisory Committee, the CFTC's Market Intelligence Branch concluded that "the derivatives markets appear resilient in the face of lower liquidity and historic volatility and volume."
A CFTC proposal to apply federal speculative position limits to 25 "core referenced futures contracts" - including futures and options linked to those contracts and economically equivalent swaps - was published in the Federal Register.
In a 3-2 vote, the CFTC proposed applying federal speculative position limits to 25 "core referenced futures contracts," including futures and options linked to those contracts and economically equivalent swaps.
The CFTC voted to (i) approve a final rule amending regulations governing derivatives clearing organizations, (ii) propose a prohibition on "post-trade name give-up" at swap execution facilities and (iii) propose new cross-border rules governing registration requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants.
The CFTC reopened the comment period on proposed swap dealer capital rules and approved a proposal that would implement an alternative compliance framework for the inter-affiliate swaps clearing exemption.