A Very Active Year For The CFTC So Far

By Anne Termine, Stephen Humenik and Jason Grimes (August 30, 2017, 12:32 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has been very active since the beginning of this year, despite the change in presidential administration, the lack (until recently) of appointed commissioners, and the turnover of leadership at both the commission and division level. Notably, the commission has announced over 20 enforcement actions, proposed four rules and launched two new initiatives. This article describes enforcement activity by the Division of Enforcement ("CFTC Enforcement") and the recent final rule concentrating surveillance and other investigative authority in CFTC Enforcement, provides an update on commissioner nominations, and discusses the commission's regulatory agenda going forward, recent CFTC initiatives, and pending proposed rules....

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