Another Regulator Talks ‘Gatekeepers’


We’ve seen a lot of mess in the cryptocurrency world lately. Last week a leading voice on the Commodity Futures and Trading Commission called for one specific group to step up and do better with this bedraggled bit of the finance industry: gatekeepers. CFTC commissioner Christy Goldsmith Romero, a Democratic appointee and head of the…

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CFTC’s $200M Whistleblower Award


Here’s news that will leave whistleblowers speechless: the Commodities and Futures Trading Commission just gave out the largest whistleblower award in U.S. history, a $200 million windfall reportedly going to a former Deutsche Bank executive who provided crucial help in unraveling the LIBOR rate-fixing scandal. The CFTC won’t confirm the whistleblower’s identity, but the person…

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CFTC Stresses Compliance Programs


The Commodity Futures Trading Commission updated its enforcement manual last week for the first time in 26 years, with a heap of attention paid to the importance of corporate compliance programs when firms are looking to reduce potential monetary penalties.  The update, published as a four-page memo from the CFTC Enforcement Division on May 20,…

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