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CFTC Approves LedgerX LLC as a Designated Contract Market

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it has approved the application of LedgerX LLC (LedgerX) for designation as a contract market. LedgerX is a Delaware limited liability company located in New York City, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ledger Holdings, Inc.

CFTC Announces Approximately $2.5 Million Whistleblower Award

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today a whistleblower award of approximately $2.5 million to be paid to an individual whistleblower. In ordering the award, the CFTC took into account the significance of early reporting of misconduct, however, the award was reduced because of the whistleblower’s delay in reporting to the CFTC.

CFTC’s Division of Enforcement Issues First Public Enforcement Manual

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Enforcement (DOE) published its Enforcement Manual (Manual) today. This is the first issuance of a public Manual by DOE. The Manual provides an overview of the CFTC and DOE, and it establishes certain general policies and procedures that guide the work of DOE staff in detecting, investigating, and prosecuting violations of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and the CFTC Regulations.  

CFTC Announces Approximately $1.5 Million Whistleblower Award

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced a whistleblower award of approximately $1.5 million to be paid to an individual whistleblower.  The CFTC granted the whistleblower’s award application for both a CFTC action and a related action brought by another federal regulator.  In ordering the award, the CFTC recognized the contribution of a whistleblower who sought to report his or her concerns internally prior to reporting to the CFTC.

CFTC Implements New SWAP Data Reporting Rule

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today approved a proposed rule to improve the quality of swap data and to update and streamline regulations related to swap data repository (SDR) operations and governance. The proposed rule is the first rulemaking that is part of the Roadmap to Achieve High Quality Swaps Data, a comprehensive review of swap reporting regulations that the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight announced in July 2017.

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