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Prepared Remarks of Gary Gensler, Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, Before the American Bar Association Derivatives and Futures Law Committee Virtual Mid-Year Program

Gary Gensler SEC Chair

Thank you for the kind introduction. It’s good to be back with the American Bar Association’s Derivatives and Futures Law Committee.

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Readout of the Meeting of the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets to Discuss Stablecoins

DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY stablecoins

Janet L. Yellen convened the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets (PWG), joined by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, to discuss stablecoins

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Eddie Yue: Opening remarks on regtech

Mr Eddie Yue, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority regtech

Opening remarks by Mr Eddie Yue, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority, at the HKMA's "Unlocking the Power of Regtech" event

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Consumer warning on Binance Markets Limited and the Binance Group

Binance Markets

Binance Markets Limited is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK. This firm is part of a wider Group (Binance Group).

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SEC Charges Investment Advisers With Cherry-Picking, Obtains Asset Freeze

Securities and Exchange Commission suspended trading cherry-picking

SEC announced that it has obtained an asset freeze and other emergency relief, and filed fraud charges, against a Miami-based investment professional and two investment firms for engaging in an alleged “cherry-picking” scheme in which they channeled millions of dollars in trading profits to preferred accounts.

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Federal Court Orders Virginia Resident to Pay More Than $5 Million for Futures and Options Fraud

CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fraud Futures and Options

Judge John A. Gibney, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia entered a Consent Order for Permanent Injunction, Restitution and Ancillary Equitable Relief against defendant Leonard J. Cipolla finding, among other things, that Cipolla fraudulently solicited individuals to place funds in a commodity pool to trade futures and options

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FCA proposes stronger protection for consumers in financial markets

Sheldon Mills, Executive Director of Consumers and Competition at the FCA

The FCA has today set out plans for a new Consumer Duty, which will set a higher level of consumer protection in retail financial markets for firms to adhere to.

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ASIC commences civil proceedings against Westpac for insider trading

Banking Code ASIC binary options

ASIC has today commenced proceedings in the Federal Court against Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac) for insider trading, unconscionable conduct and breaches of its Australian financial services licensee obligations

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Federal Court Orders Oregon Owner of Precious Metals Firm to Pay $1.3 Million to Victims of Fraudulent Precious Metals Scheme

CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fraud Futures and Options

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington entered a consent order against Aaron Michael Scott of Portland, Oregon for fraud and misappropriation in connection with a precious metals scheme

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FCA stops FXVC offering CFDs to UK customers

FCA derivative cryptoasset

The FCA has acted to stop a Cypriot based firm, Finteractive Limited (trading as FXVC), from offering high risk contracts for difference (CFDs) to UK investors.

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