Virtual Currencies, Manipulation, Cooperation, and More: CFTC Enforcement Division’s 2018 Annual Report

November 26, 2018

On November 15, 2018, the Division of Enforcement of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission released its Annual Report on the Division of Enforcement, highlighting the enforcement division’s recent initiatives and reinforcing its focus on cooperation and self-reporting.

The Report provides a succinct overview of the Division’s enforcement priorities over the last year, discusses its overall enforcement philosophy, sets out key metrics about the cases brought in the last year, and highlights its key initiatives for the coming year.  While the Division’s priorities—preserving market integrity, protecting customers, promoting individual accountability, and increasing coordination with other regulators and criminal authorities—do not mark a departure from prior guidance, the Report does highlight the Division’s particular focus on individual accountability and a few target areas of enforcement.

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This article was republished by the New York University School of Law Compliance & Enforcement Blog.