Signalling some desire to raise the curtain on the $14 trillion market for U.S. Treasury debt, regulators suggest investors and the public could soon take a look at a vast and potentially valuable pool of Wall Street trading data (Nov 28)
The SEC's new advisory panel on the corporate bond and municipal securities markets likely will examine issues related to liquidity, exchange-traded funds, and new technology, agency Chair Jay Clayton said (Nov. 28)
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60 cybersecurity predictions for 2018
Like death and taxes, there are only two safe predictions about cybersecurity in 2018: There will be more spectacular data breaches and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect on May 25. But 2018 could also bring a lot of new takes on old vulnerabilities, some completely new types of cyberattacks, and successful new defenses.
(Nov 28) -- A Commodity Futures Trading Commission review has found that liquidity for large trades in U.S. Treasury futures aren't "as abundant as what bid-ask spreads and market depth alone suggest," CFTC Chair J. Christopher Giancarlo said in remarks prepared for a conference at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Some highlights:
Results are from preliminary review, and more study is needed
Being able to efficiently execute large-size trades "critically important" to U.S. financial markets
Big institutional market participants need to be able to execute large trades "without unnecessary increased cost and/or volatility"
Nine things we learned on Tuesday about the next Fed chair
The role Jerome Powell is about to take on is a vitally important one, and he's largely unknown outside the Fed, where he has served as a member of the board of governors since 2012. So, what did we learn about him from the hearing?