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CFTC Takes Action With New Climate Risk Unit

The CFTC continues to demonstrate a commitment to using its regulatory mandate to combat climate change risks to the US financial system. By Yvette D. Valdez, Douglas K. Yatter, Jean-Philippe Brisson, Paul Davies, Nicola Higgs, and Deric Behar On March 17, 2021, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced the establishment of an interdivisional Climate … Continue Reading

Insider Trading in Commodities Markets: An Evolving Enforcement Priority

The CFTC and the DOJ both now pursue enforcement actions against trading in commodities based on misappropriation of confidential information. By Douglas K. Yatter, Sohom Datta, and Cameron J. Sinsheimer Among the many changes resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act, one that has been slow to develop, but broad in its significance, is the assertion of … Continue Reading

Federal Reserve Recognizes Significance of Climate Risks on Financial Stability

The US prudential regulator is paying attention to climate risks, and will likely act to mitigate those risks if they threaten financial stability. By Alan W. Avery, Pia Naib, Deric Behar, and Kristina S. Wyatt In its November 2020 Financial Stability Report (the Report), the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Federal Reserve) … Continue Reading

What the CFTC Interpretation of “Actual Delivery” Means for Crypto

The long-awaited guidance clarifies the application of the “actual delivery” exception to leveraged virtual currency transactions with retail purchasers. By Yvette D. Valdez, J. Ashley Weeks, and Deric Behar Earlier this year, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved final interpretive guidance (Guidance) concerning retail commodity transactions involving certain digital assets. The Guidance clarifies … Continue Reading
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