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December 24, 2012
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  • CFTC delays derivatives rules for foreign banks
    The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has given foreign banks until mid-July to comply with derivative trading rules. "The relief period provides time for the Commission to work with foreign regulators as they implement comparable requirements," CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler said. (12/21), Bloomberg (12/22), Reuters (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory Roundup 
  • ICE-NYSE merger bolsters calls for CFTC-SEC tie-up
    The proposed $8.2 billion merger between NYSE Euronext and the IntercontinentalExchange has prompted renewed debate about merging the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. "This merger just screams out for a consolidated regulator," said Jaret Seiberg, a Guggenheim Securities analyst. "History tells us that having regulation split up between multiple entities doesn't work." The Washington Post (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Developments 
  • Getco names its co-founders to the board in Knight merger
    Getco disclosed in a regulatory filing that its co-founders, Stephen Schuler and Dan Tierney, will be among the directors of the as-yet-named company formed by Getco's $1.4 billion takeover of Knight Capital Group. Already designated for the board are Getco Chief Executive Officer Daniel Coleman and Knight CEO Thomas Joyce, who is lined up to be executive chairman. The Wall Street Journal (12/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Commodities and Managed Futures 
  Editor's Note 
  • SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday
    In observance of Christmas, SmartBrief will not publish Tuesday. Publication will resume Wednesday. Enjoy the holiday! LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy."
--William Blake,
British poet and painter

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