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Last week’s International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., featured luminaries from all aspects of the futures industry. The speeches and panel discussions included witty and insightful comments from regulators and industry executives. Here’s a handful of highlights.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler on the London Interbank Offered Rate investigation: “[Libor] has been readily and pervasively rigged.[…] Continue Reading »
Since virtually the day the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was enacted, some policymakers and market participants have been working to see elements of the law changed or the entire legislation repealed. Those constituencies have been forced to adjust their tactics in recent months because of unique political winds swirling around the issue of major financial institutions being seen as “too big to fail.”
Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have voiced their concerns that Dodd-Frank does not do enough to remedy what they see as the threat posed by some of the nation’s largest financial institutions.[…] Continue Reading »
Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson is known for taking on challenges big and small, but the mega marketer says leaders from firms of all sizes can help solve some of the most striking problems facing society.
Speaking Tuesday at CME Group’s annual Global Financial Leadership Conference in Naples, Fla., Branson said many social, environmental or technological problems could be overcome if every company focused its efforts on solving one or two problems.[…] Continue Reading »
Stop the presses. Karl Rove and James Carville agree on something. They agree that demographics and message were huge factors in the 2012 election. But as expected, the two political gurus agree very little on how those demographics are shifting and how those messages need to be tweaked.