Tag: CFTC

Gloves Come Off at SEFCON V

The era of good feelings definitely is over for the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market judging by the tone of the conversations at yesterday’s SEFCON V. “It’s to be expected,” said  a beaming Chris Ferreri, chairman of the Wholesale Brokers’ Association Americas (WBAA) and who hosted the event. “Last year, we all were trying to accomplish the same thing.…

SEF Volumes Likely to Ramp Up in Early 2014

Javelin SEF is the first swaps execution facility (SEF) operator to submit a list of potential instruments that the electronic trading platform would like to “make available to trade” to the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Bloomberg’s Silla Brush reported on October 19. Greenwich Associates’ Kevin McPartland, who is quoted in the story, offers…

We Get It: The Markets are Fine

Since today is the US quasi-holiday Columbus Day and Thanksgiving Day for our northern neighbor, I do not feel really bad about sharing my thoughts about the Investment Company Institute‘s Capital Markets Conference held on October 10. I have to admit that the conference had a pretty impressive line up. Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Scott O’Malia started the…

CFTC Heats Up SEF Approvals

I’ve spent far more time today updating The SEF Scorecard than I originally intended. Little did I know that HTML and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are twin works of Satan, but more on that later. Bloomberg started the summer as the first SEF operator to receive temporary registration from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

SEF Scorecard: You Don’t Know the Players Without It