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CFTC Proposes Amendments to Its Position Limit Rules

Posted in CFTC
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is proposing to amend its position limits rules for security futures products (SFPs) to provide exchanges that list SFPs with greater discretion in setting limit levels, allowing the exchanges to provide a more effective risk management tool. Specifically, the proposed CFTC amendment would: (1) increase the default level of equity… Continue Reading

ESMA Publishes Opinion on Position Limits on ICE Low Sulphur Gasoil 1st Line Contracts

Posted in EU Developments, Financial Markets
On May 15, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published an opinion on position limits proposed by the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in respect of ICE Low Sulphur Gasoil 1st Line Future and Option contracts. ESMA found that the contracts are consistent with the objectives established in the revised Markets in Financial Instruments… Continue Reading

FCA Revises List of MiFID II Position Limits

Posted in Derivatives, Financial Markets, UK Developments
The UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has reviewed the bespoke position limits set for a number of commodity derivatives traded on UK venues. Following its review and as a result of strong growth in some commodity derivative contracts, the FCA has increased the limits of approximately 20 commodity derivative contracts as of February 8.… Continue Reading

UK FCA, Dutch AFM and French AMF Publish Position Limits for Commodity Derivative Contracts

Posted in Derivatives, Financial Markets, UK Developments
Under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), limits are required to be established on the size of a net position a person can hold (at all times) in commodity derivatives traded on EU/European Economic Area (EEA) trading venues and economically equivalent over-the-counter contracts. On December 7, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)… Continue Reading

ESMA Agrees to MiFID II Position Limits Proposed by FCA

Posted in Derivatives, EU Developments, Financial Markets
On October 24, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published nine opinions on limits regarding commodity derivatives under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and the Markets in Financial Instruments Regulation (MiFIR). The opinions follow the work plan agreed by ESMA and the national competent authorities of the European Union (NCAs),… Continue Reading

FCA Publishes Notification Guide for Firms Wanting To Rely on MiFID II Ancillary Activity Exemption

Posted in Derivatives, EU Developments, Financial Markets, UK Developments
On July 19, the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) updated its webpage on the introduction of the commodity derivatives position limits and reporting regime under the revised Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). The FCA explains that, under the MiFID II Directive, firms or individuals who trade in commodity derivatives on a professional basis… Continue Reading

CFTC Provides Temporary No-Action Relief for Aggregation Notice Filings for Position Limits

Posted in CFTC
On February 6, the Division of Market Oversight (Division) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued CFTC Letter No. 17-06, which provides time-limited no-action relief from the requirement that persons relying on certain aggregation exemptions from federal position limit levels must file notice with the CFTC. Specifically, the Division stated that it would not recommend… Continue Reading

CFTC Proposes Supplemental Amendments to Position Limits Proposal

Posted in CFTC, Derivatives
On May 26, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proposed amendments to its December 2013 speculative position limits proposal regarding 28 core referenced futures contracts. The proposed rules would allow certain exchanges and swap execution facilities, subject to CFTC review, to recognize and exempt from federal position limits both enumerated and non-enumerated bona fide hedges, certain… Continue Reading

CFTC Modifies Position Limit Aggregation Proposal

Posted in CFTC, Derivatives
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has modified its position aggregation proposal, which initially was proposed on November 15, 2013. Under the 2013 proposal, an entity owning 50 percent or more of another entity would be required to aggregate the owned entity’s positions for purposes of complying with speculative position limits unless it filed an application… Continue Reading