Bickering between regulators rarely helps anything, but power plays involving CCPs are even less helpful.
As the sell side hesitates, advanced principal trading shops are getting in on the crypto craze in a big way.
WatersTechnology attended the Futures Industry Association's annual conference in Boca Raton, Florida. These are the takeaways.
The push to expand oversight of US CCPs is “a clear breach” of 2016 equivalence deal, Quintenz says.
Anthony Malakian says that in just the first two months of 2018, some big headlines are proving just how effective fintechs are at competing with the big players in the capital markets space.
Bitcoin conquered the world in 2017, but the performance of the futures looks like it will have to wait longer for take-off.
FCA and CFTC sign agreement on fintech initiatives for cross-Atlantic firms.
Waters Wavelength Podcast Episode 109: An Overview of the CFTC Technology Advisory Committee’s Meeting
Anthony and James talk about how regulators in the US are falling behind other nations' regulators, the lack of talk about Reg AT, and an SRO for cryptocurrencies.
The idea of self-regulation makes for a good soundbite, but the practicality of the matter leaves much to be desired.
The Technology Advisory Committee didn't have much to say about Reg AT as commissioners Quintenz and Behnam appear to disagree on how to proceed.
Blockchain consortium exec says agencies should be doing more with fintech firms.
January 3 went smoothly for many, but the launch of Europe's far-reaching reform package wasn't without problems.
Exchange says it will not look to increase volumes at the cost of additional risk as participants question listing process.
Once used as payment for shady deals, digital currencies have long been the domain of speculators and retail investors. But the wild price increases of the past year have led institutional investors to sniff excitedly at the loins of the cryptocurrency…
As Mifid II's deadline approaches, US firms affected by the rules are still waiting for regulators to resolve crucial conflicts between European and American laws, and are likely to be making adjustments well after the deadline has passed, reports…
The pick of Waters' coverage stretching from bitcoin becoming an asset class to exchanges launching futures.
Trading in the world’s first bitcoin futures began on Cboe Futures Exchange (CFE) last night, triggering market circuit breakers twice as investors piled on, causing the spot price of bitcoin to jump by more than $2,000 amid lingering concerns about the…
Bowen fills a newly created seat on the exchange operator's board of directors.
Market participants express concern over potential risks these contracts could pose to clearinghouses, as exchanges self-certify contracts for trading.
Chairman criticizes European Commission proposals for clearinghouse oversight.
Regulatory agencies are starting to take the lead in working with financial technology firms, panelists said.
Increasingly advanced watchdogs have "upped the ante" for trading firms, compliance chiefs say.
Differing sides of the financial technology regulation debate each make sense, which is why choosing a side is difficult.
Data quality for over-the-counter commodity swaps reported to swap data repositories, as mandated by the Dodd–Frank Act, has worsened since reporting began more than four years ago, with some blaming the CFTC, while others blame resistance by the SDRs to…