US Regulators Strengthen Ties with New Agreement

Derivatives and equity market regulators sign updated memorandum.

Congress

The agreement, which updates the previous MoU from 2008, focuses specifically on coordinating the efforts of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in implementing Title VII of the Dodd–Frank Act, which governs derivatives trading.

The CFTC, which has specific authority over swaps and over-the-counter derivatives, has made the most progress of the two agencies by far in implementing Title VII, by introducing swap execution facilities

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