ILS & cat bond issuers exempt from commodity pool designation: CFTC

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued a letter providing no-action relief to insurance-linked securities (ILS) and catastrophe bond issuers seeking exemption from being treated as a commodity pool operator.The U.S. CFTC ’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) issued the letter on Friday, providing insurance or read the full article →

SIFMA highlights concern about the Volcker Rule to U.S. regulators

SIFMA, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, have sent a comment letter to the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regarding proposed rules for read the full article →