United States: Hedge Fund Law Report Highlights WilmerHale's CFTC Year In Review
Last Updated: March 10 2017

In a recent article, The Hedge Fund Law Report profiled a webinar by WilmerHale's Futures and Derivatives Practice that analyzed the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) major actions in 2016 and its top priorities for 2017.

Partners Paul Architzel, Dan Berkovitz and Anjan Sahni and Special Counsel Gail Bernstein described the CFTC's notable enforcement actions last year, which included a crackdown on spoofing, illegal contracts, recordkeeping mishandling and insider trading. The article noted the attorneys also discussed the CFTC's major rulemaking initiatives, which focused on maintenance of electronic records, automated trading and cybersecurity guidelines.

In 2017, the CFTC will continue to focus on market reforms and Acting Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo will likely pay particularly close attention to encouraging the development of FinTech firms, according to the article. But the CFTC will be faced with unfilled board member seats, which could slow the pace of rulemaking, especially if an another commissioner departs. The CFTC's enforcement agenda, meanwhile, will likely remain unchanged, since a long-serving member of its Division of Enforcement, Vincent A. McGonagle, has been named acting director.

The webinar, developed with the assistance of Associate Daniel Martin, was based on our Client Alert "2016 CFTC Year-in-Review and a Look Forward."

Read the full article by The Hedge Fund Law Report.

To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.

Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.

Some comments from our readers…
“The articles are extremely timely and highly applicable”
“I often find critical information not available elsewhere”
“As in-house counsel, Mondaq’s service is of great value”

Press Releases from this Firm
Recent Content from this Firm
By Leila Gaafar
By Timothy Silva, Seth Davis
By Christopher Babbitt, Jonathan Bressler, Claire Chung
By WilmerHale
By Jonathan Yarowsky, Perry A. Lange, Hartmut Schneider, Leon Greenfield, D. Reed Freeman, Jr., Heather Zachary
By Jay Holtmeier, Erin Sloane
By Geoffroy Barthet, Nicole Callan, Cormac O'Daly, Hartmut Schneider
By WilmerHale
By WilmerHale
By Alan Wilson, Jonathan Wolfman
Font Size: