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Best CFTC Market Intelligence Branch podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best CFTC Market Intelligence Branch podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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The purpose of CFTC Talks is to provide information about the commodity markets, futures trading and other information about conditions in this country and abroad that affect the markets. Our goal is to talk about and get information on all things impacting these markets. We’re going to talk with a wide range of experts in the markets: government agencies and offices, exchanges and clearing houses, authors and researchers, and market participants. Please listen to the introductory podcast to ...
 
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CFTC staff from the Office of Chief Economist discuss the effect that capital rules have had on the competitive landscape of derivatives clearing. Staff studied the multiple effects of capital rules across different asset classes and different clearing member groups. The evidence suggests that the leverage ratio requirement has pushed derivative cl…
 
This podcast discusses various aspects of the crude oil derivative market. It includes a summary of topics discussed at the April 2019 Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee meeting and brings together all derivatives across futures markets and swaps. This episode also views the overall size of the WTI Crude Oil Derivatives market and …
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with World Bank’s Sharmista Appaya, a Senior Financial Sector Expert – in the Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation (FCI) Global Practice at the World Bank Group and focuses on Bank’s engagement on fintech issues as they relate to, and can have an effect on, financial inclusion and financial sector development. M…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with CFTC Director of Enforcement Jamie McDonald on the record number of cases his division brought against traders who utilize spoofing to manipulate market prices. Why joint prosecution has been one driver: “There’s no deterrent effect like the prospect of criminal prosecution in the appropriate case.” (36:06)…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with John Castiglione from the New York State Office of the Attorney General (OAG) Investor Protection Bureau. We discuss the recent Virtual Markets Integrity Initiative report covering virtual currency trading platforms. This was a fact finding inquiry into the policies and procedures of virtual asset trading plat…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo and review his white paper, “Cross-Border Swaps Regulation Version 2.0.” At the FIA Expo conference, the Chairman states, "If a satisfactory resolution cannot be found, the CFTC will have no choice but to consider a range of readily available steps to protect U.S. markets and mark…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we have on University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong for a two-part interview. On part one, we discuss his (with several co-authors) recent papers on blockchain, cryptos and smart contracts: “Tokenomics: Dynamic Adoption and Valuation” and “Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts.” We discuss how blockchains and smart contrac…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we have on University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong for a two-part interview. On part one, we discuss his (with several co-authors) recent papers on blockchain, cryptos and smart contracts: “Tokenomics: Dynamic Adoption and Valuation” and “Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts.” We discuss how blockchains and smart contrac…
 
On Wednesday, we’re doing a CFTC Talks FlashCast, a shorter podcast on a single subject. And we bring on CFTC Market Intelligence Branch’s Chris Goodenow to discuss his research entitled, “Impact of U.S. Tight Oil on NYMEX WTI Futures.” The MIB team conducted research on activity in the New York Mercantile Exchange (“NYMEX”) Light Sweet Crude Oil f…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we talk with Counselor to the Secretary of the US Department of Treasury Craig Phillips about the Treasury’s latest research report on regulatory reform, “Nonbank financials, Fintech, and Innovation.” We discuss technological advances in financial services, digitization of finance and the economy, and how there are signific…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we do our 1st FlashCast with Market Intelligence Branch’s John Coughlan. ICYMI, FlashCasts are short, single subject podcasts. On this one, we cover MIB’s research piece, “Sharp Price Movements in Commodity Futures Markets.” The research covers 16 major contracts and looked at 2.2 billion transactions to understand events d…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with fintech innovation expert Jo Ann Barefoot from Barefoot Innovation and co-founder of Hummingbird Fintech. Ms. Barefoot has been a regulator, a Senate staffer, and industry consultant and a volunteer in the financial regulatory and consumer movement space. We discuss why she believes we’ve been doing it all wro…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we speak International Monetary Fund Deputy Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department Fabio Natalucci. We discuss the findings of the IMF’s latest Global Financial Stability Report and what are the biggest risks to the global financial markets. Italy, China and global trade are some of the topics we dive into.…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo and CFTC Chief Economist Bruce Tuckman. We review their white paper, “Swaps Regulation Version 2.0.” At the ISDA annual meeting, the Chairman states, "This white paper is economy-focused. And our role at the CFTC is to bring a market-focused approach. Our focus is what's in the be…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with iCapital CEO Lawrence Calcano on the state of the alternative investment sector. We cover how iCapital chooses the funds they invest in, the way they use fintech and what are interesting sectors for future investment. This will be a two part series with part 1 released on Friday and part 2 released the week af…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, CFTC's Dan Gorfine and I bring on UK’s Financial Conduct Authority’s Nick Cook, head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics. We cover a wide range of fintech issues from blockchain to regulatory technology to AI. Mr. Cook and FCA create hackathons with industry and government to solve challenging technology issues. This will be …
 
This week on CFTC Talks, CFTC's Dan Gorfine and I bring on UK’s Financial Conduct Authority’s Nick Cook, head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics. We cover a wide range of fintech issues from blockchain to regulatory technology to AI. Mr. Cook and FCA create hackathons with industry and government to solve challenging technology issues. This will be …
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on Mike Englund, Chief Economist at Action Economics. We discuss his outlook for GDP (+3.4% for next 2 quarters), capex, and when he thinks the next recession will begin. Also, we dissect how corporate debt is going to be impacted by the higher US interest rates and the large amount of new US Treasury securities.…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on an expert in the non-virtual currency world known as foreign exchange. Deutsche Bank’s George Saravelos Deutsche Bank is the Global Co-head FX Research in London. We discuss the outlook for the US dollar against the major currency pairs. We try to solve the conundrum of why the currency markets have been less vo…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we have University of Illinois Prof. Scott Irwin, an expert in speculation in the commodity markets. We talk about how trading and speculation have radically changed over the last 5 years and why Ag prices remain low. Also, we discuss his recent paper, “Trilogy for trouble shooting convergence: manipulation, structural imba…
 
This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on special guest USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. We cover his background, his priorities and strategic goals for the USDA and Ag prices. Also, we discuss the rapid innovation occurring on farms and why more is coming fast. Secretary Perdue has been to 33 states recently and shares what he found out during his visits.…
 
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