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CFTC's Office of International Affairs staff often publishes on capital markets issues and, specifically, derivative or contract markets. Unless specifically noted, the CFTC and its staff do not officially endorse the views and opinions contained in these publications.
Work published by the Office of International Affairs staff includes:
- Frequently Asked Questions About Doing Trans-Atlantic Business, This document answers questions that non-U.S. persons might want to know regarding the regulatory work of the CFTC and can serve as a guide for foreign persons attempting to find pertinent information on the Commission's website.
- Relevant Links for Doing Trans-Atlantic Business, updated October 2007.
- Designing a Derivatives Complement to Cash Markets in Developing Countries, Chapter 11 in Focus on Capital: New Approaches to Developing Latin American Capital Markets, K. Dowers and P. Masci, eds., Washington: Inter-American Development Bank, 2003. This chapter deals specifically with development of a derivatives market alongside cash markets in developing countries. It was written by Andrea M. Corcoran, Ronald B. Hobson, Gregory J. Kuserk, Karen K. Wuertz, and Derek West.
- CFTC’s Exchange-Traded Derivatives in Developing Capital Markets, 2001. Report on exchanges and regulatory systems for exchange-traded derivatives transactions in certain jurisdictions with developing capital markets based on an examination of selected data on the economies, regulatory regimes, and exchanges of 25 countries located on five continents.
- Working Paper on National Laws Relating to Over-the-Counter Derivatives Transactions and the Public Policy Objectives of Financial Regulation, 2000. An examination of the extent to which and how the national laws of non-U.S. jurisdictions relating to derivatives and over-the-counter derivatives specifically address prevention of manipulation; fraud and customer protection; financial integrity and reduction of systemic risk; regulatory cooperation; legal authority, risk and choice of law; and regulatory parity. The paper reflects the status of international developments in the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives through March 2000.
- Futures Exchange and Contract Authorization: Standards and Procedures in Selected Countries, 1999. Review of legislative and regulatory approaches employed by ten jurisdictions in nine countries regarding authorization of exchanges; amendment of exchange rules; admission of contracts to trading on an exchange; and amendment of admitted contracts.
- Regulation of Over-the-Counter Derivatives Transactions: 1999 Survey. Review of regulatory approaches to over-the-counter derivatives transactions from 16 jurisdictions.
- CFTC 1997 Status Report on Exchange-Traded Derivatives Markets in Emerging and Developing Market Economies, 1997. Review of exchange and regulatory systems for exchange-traded derivatives transactions in 24 countries with developing capital markets.
- Survey on the Effect of the Investment Services Directive on the Regulation of Firms Established Outside the European Economic Area, 1998. As a summary of responses to a survey, this document is not intended as a legal guide to providing investment services in the European Economic Area.