The House Agriculture Committee began a series of hearings in advance of writing legislation to reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The agency's statutory authorization expires at the end of the fiscal year.
Oversight of the Swaps and Futures Markets: Recent Events and Impending Regulatory Reforms
July 25, 2012 - The House Agriculture Committee held a public hearing to examine the collapse of Peregrine Financial Group, Inc., the LIBOR manipulation, and receive an update on MF Global and Dodd-Frank implementation. PFGBest filed for bankruptcy shortly after regulators froze their operations through emergency enforcement actions. More than $200 million in customer funds are missing.