CFTC’s Massad on the ‘Flash Crash’ Trader and More

In an exclusive video interview, the CFTC Chairman talks about what he wants to accomplish. He spoke to FTF News after his speech at FTF’s DerivOps North America conference in Chicago. Click here to check out more about the DerivOps...

NY Regulator Warns of Third-Party Cyber-Security Risk

Financial services firms are largely ignoring the critical role third-party vendors play in an overall cyber-security strategy, a blind spot that could make them vulnerable to infiltration, according to a recent report by the New York Department of Financial Services...

SunGard Said to Explore a Second IPO: Reuters

SunGard is apparently making the rounds at investment banks, looking for an adviser to help take the financial technology vendor go public soon, according to a report by the Reuters news service. SunGard could be valued at up to $10...

CFTC to Extend Relief for Swap Trade Errors

Speaking at the DerivOps North America conference this morning, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad announced his agency will be issuing no-action letters providing relief for regulatory requirements concerning erroneous swap trades and swap trade confirmations. Massad said the relief is part...

It’s Digital Gadget Season Again

Spring is here and summer isn’t too far off. With the change in weather comes a change in mood, and over the next few months you can be sure folks (even those in the post-trade Ops world) will soon be...
Massad’s CFTC is Keeping an Eye on Spoofing

Massad’s CFTC is Keeping an Eye on Spoofing

The CFTC created a major stir this past week with its enforcement action against U.K. resident Navinder Singh Sarao and his firm Nav Sarao Futures Ltd.

FTF News was in the lucky position of having previously scheduled time with Timothy Massad, the chairman of the derivatives industry regulator, because he was the featured speaker for FTF”s DerivOps North America conference in Chicago.


Is Hillary’s New CFO a Nod to Elizabeth Warren?

Hillary Clinton has tapped former regulatory firebrand Gary Gensler as her campaign’s chief financial officer (CFO), a move that could signal there’s bite to the populist bark her campaign has engaged in recently. As the former chairman of the CFTC...

FTF News Unveils the Technology Innovation Award Winners

NEW YORK — Financial Technologies Forum (FTF) is unveiling today the winners of the fifth annual FTF News Technology Innovation Awards — a group whose diversity is reflected by the individuals and vendors that will be honored at this year’s...

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  • Massad’s CFTC is Keeping an Eye on Spoofing

    The CFTC created a major stir this past week with its enforcement action against U.K. resident Navinder Singh Sarao and his firm Nav Sarao Futures Ltd., which allegedly engaged in unlawful manipulation of the E-mini S&P 500 futures contract, and…
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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:44:08 +0000

    January 20, 2015 by Eugene Grygo (Contribution from Minding the Gap, a blog by FTF News editor, Eugene Grygo.) Thanks to the fines imposed upon Wall Street and insurance firms for their sins during the Great Recession, the New York State … Continue reading
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