FSA signs agreement with the CFTC

The Financial Services Authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States’ Commodities and Futures Trading Commission to strengthen cooperation on the exchange of regulatory information.

The MoU was signed by Reuben Jeffrey III, CFTC chairman, and Callum McCarthy, FSA Chairman, at the third IOSCO technical conference in London.

McCarthy says: “This agreement builds on and strengthens the existing regulatory framework for information exchange between our two institutions as part of our day to day supervision of our respective financial markets.

We already work very closely with the CFTC and this MoU will further facilitate that process by setting out the basis for our continued co-operation in this crucial area.”