SEC Chair Jay Clayton, Commissioners Hester Peirce and Elad Roisman and Office of Municipal Securities Director Rebecca Olsen solicited feedback on ways to improve municipal securities disclosure practices.
Several industry associations provided commentary on 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.
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.
The Treasury Department issued an interim final rule that "establishes a fee for parties filing a formal written notice of a transaction for review by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.”
Industry associations urged the Basel Committee on Bank Supervision and IOSCO to publicly recommend an extension of the implementation deadlines for the Phase 5 and Phase 6 initial margin requirements for uncleared derivatives.
The Investment Adviser Association and North American Administrators Securities Association offered opposing recommendations to the SEC on its proposal to amend the definitions of "accredited investor" and "qualified institutional buyer."
FIA partnered with data analytics firm Greenwich Associates on a study of trends in the derivatives markets. Researchers surveyed market participants on derivative product usage, counterparty relationships and regulatory developments.
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.