Energy swaps tapped futures amid regulations

01/24/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

An effort to rein in swaps has been undercut because energy swaps have migrated to futures exchanges to avoid regulatory uncertainty, Matthew Philips writes. "All these people left the swaps market due to regulatory uncertainty and confusion. That is fundamentally a big problem with the swaps rules," says Scott O'Malia, a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

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