Monthly Archives: June 2011

Commodity Markets’ Enforcement Landscape to Shift With Federal Trade Commission’s Launch of First Crude Oil Investigation Under 2007 Law

Today, Senator Jay Rockefeller announced that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has agreed to start an investigation into oil and gasoline markets and the impact on retail prices.  In a letter to Senator Rockefeller announcing the investigation, the FTC indicated … Continue reading

Posted in FTC, Regulation

Two Dodd-Frank Problems: the Effective Date and the Definitions Contingency Planning in the Absence of a Regulatory Structure

This memorandum first explains the July 16, 2011 problem that will arise because the Dodd-Frank derivatives legislation (Title VII of the statute) goes into effect without either a ready regulatory plan or an operating market structure. The effective date problem … Continue reading

Posted in Commodity Trading, Dodd-Frank, Regulation

Joint Agencies’ Proposed Rules Governing Incentive-Based Compensation at Covered Financial Institutions

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires seven Federal agencies to jointly prescribe regulations or guidelines with respect to incentive-based compensation practices at covered financial institutions.  On April 14, 2011, the government published proposed rules governing such … Continue reading

Posted in Dodd-Frank, Regulation