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Somebody’s Watching Me: CFTC oversight of the VCM (Fireside Chat)

todayNovember 1, 2023 67

Background

Moderator:

    • Tom Lord, Board Member at JP Morgan Center for Commodities

Panelist:

    • Devin Cain, Trial Attorney at Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Summary:

Devin Cain, a trial attorney at the CFTC, discussed the formation and purpose of the Environmental Fraud Task Force, emphasizing its role in addressing potential fraud and manipulation within the voluntary carbon markets. Cain highlighted the importance of transparency and diligence in these emerging markets and cautioned participants about making false statements to federal officers. He also touched on the CFTC's jurisdiction, especially in spot markets, and the importance of accurate information for enforcement actions. The discussion further explored the CFTC's interactions with other regulatory bodies, the challenges of international trading, and the need for effective supervision and surveillance in the market. The overarching message was the CFTC's commitment to maintaining the integrity and vibrancy of the markets.

 

Written by: Commodities People

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