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CFTC’s Gensler: Financial system still uncertain

Preventing another financial crisis similar to the one that shook the markets in 2008 requires a global effort and cannot be done by one nation alone, the head of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Tuesday.

Gary Gensler, the chairman of the CFTC, the regulator of futures markets, said even though it is more than two years since the crisis exposed flaws in global financial and regulatory systems around the world, “significant uncertainty” still remains. Get the full story »

CFTC proposes long-awaited end user rule

The U.S. futures regulator on Thursday unveiled a long-awaited rule outlining exemptions for firms using swaps to hedge risk, but at the last minute postponed issuing a separate rule with guidelines for swap trading platforms.

Without much explanation, Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said he was delaying until next week the agency’s proposals to make swap execution facilities, or SEFs, transparent. The delay further underscores the tight deadline the agency is under, and different views by the agency’s five commissioners as to what Congress intended. Get the full story »

CFTC’s Gensler sees real-time swaps reports in year

The head of the U.S. futures regulator said Tuesday that mandatory real-time reporting of swaps trades, a key measure to promote market transparency, could begin as early as September 2011.

Gary Gensler, Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, has been reluctant to provide details or a timetable for new rules to oversee the swaps markets until recently, but his latest remarks offered some early insight on the agency’s direction. Get the full story »