ICE Futures on CMC Policy Call

Yesterday on CMC’s member-only policy call, ICE Futures provided an overview of their business and discussed the main regulatory topics they are currently focused on, including position limits; entity and product definitions; core principles of SEFs, DCOs and exchanges; and the MF Global situation.

CMC Discusses MF Global Situation on Policy Call

CMC staff and members discussed the MF Global bankruptcy that is rocking the futures and financial world on this week’s policy call. Several members offered their thoughts from the political, policy, regulatory, lobbying and legal perspectives.

CMC Discusses Position Limits, De Minimis Levels, Johanns-Crapo Amendment on Policy Call

On our member-only policy call earlier this week, CMC staff and members discussed various regulatory and legislative topics, including members’ views on the CFTC’s recently released final rule on position limits, the joint CMC – EWG (Energy Working Group) proposal on de minimis levels, and the Johanns-Crapo amendment on the definition of swaps and the CFTC’s regulatory timeline.

Industry Executive Panel at SOTI – Don’t miss it!

Have you taken a look at the State of the Industry 2012 program lately?  Check out the executives participating in our first session on Monday morning, January 29, 2012:

Matt Rose, Chairman and CEO, BNSF Railway Company

Matt kicks off our first plenary session with his perspectives on a market-based approach to transportation, infrastructure, and growth in the global economy.  Stick around to listen as Matt moderates a broader discussion among these accomplished industry leaders:

Greg Heckman, Gavilon

Soren Schroder, Bunge North America

CMC Meets with Sen. McCaskill’s Staff

CMC met with Sen. McCaskill’s staff yesterday to discuss our support for SA 814, the Johanns-Crapo amendment on the definition of swaps, and to petition the Senator for her support of the same when the issue is scheduled to come to the Senate floor for a vote today.  As we had mentioned previously, CMC signed a letter of support on this amendment along with other trade associations.  Unfortunately, Sen. McCaskill’s staff advised CMC that they would recommend to the Senator that she not support this amendment.  Staff in her office is concerned about certain provisions in the amendment and their view is that the amendment will result in further delay of already delayed rulemakings at the CFTC.  However, they agreed to speak with the CFTC about our concerns on the subject.