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Mark James Powers, 1940-2020

Mark James Powers, 1940-2020

The following obituary was provided by the Powers family: September 16, 1940 - November 17, 2020 Mark James Powers, aged 80, died peacefully in his home in Durham, NC, on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.  Mark was born in Mauston, WI on September 16, 1940, to James and...

CFTC’s Massad Recaps 2016

Chairman says Reg AT is next big item on the list to finish before yearend. The futures industry's regulator had several initiatives in 2016 but the top items were tackling the issue of cybersecurity, margin and the upcoming finalization of automated trading rules. On...

Data Dive: CFTC’s O’Malia says swaps analytics need work

The CFTC is mandated to help police the futures arena and its much bigger relative, the swaps market. Collecting and monitoring data on the swaps market has been a vexing problem for the agency, but CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia said it will solve it. “We have four...

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