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Dodd Frank

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While we wait for the year to get truly started in Europe, it is worth looking at some news coming from the US. We have already seen a re proposal of the position limits rules to a smaller set of contracts.

The key set of news is the likely change in stance and regulation following the administration change. This article by Larry Tabb on the Tabb forum provides some views on how regulations may change. This article on the Chicago Business website examines some possible push back from the Chicago focused futures and options world from the possible repeal of parks of the Dodd Frank Act, particularly the move to trade using Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs) which are designed to provide more transparency.

Finally, see here for a compilation of CFTC fines by Tod Skarecky of ClarusFT.

About avivhandler

Aviv is the Managing Director of ETR Advisory, a niche consultancy focused on the regulation of the commodity, energy and financial markets. He has more than 23 years of experience in the financial, energy and commodity markets, covering regulatory compliance, credit, risk and financial technology. Prior to founding ETR, he was Partner at SunGard Global Services, where he built a Centre of Excellence in European Energy and Commodity Regulation. Before that, he founded Coherence, a consulting firm specializing in credit risk in commodity and energy trading as well as software product management. The credit practice ultimately became part of Sirius Solutions, where he was the Managing Director of Europe. He has also held management roles at KWI and Iris Financial, among other organizations. Mr. Handler holds a degree in computer science from Imperial College, University of London.


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