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JONES DAY TALKS®: Carbon Markets are Booming, and Regulators are Watching

JONES DAY TALKS®: Carbon Markets are Booming, and Regulators are Watching



Efforts by government agencies, companies, and investors to limit the effects of climate change continue to influence activity in the financial markets. Interest in carbon markets, where emission credits are purchased and sold─and also where derivatives on those credits are traded─is growing rapidly, and that trend is expected to continue. Some estimates predict the cost of carbon could eventually double, due to the increased focus on climate issues and the tightening of greenhouse gas standards by global regulators.

The increase in trading volume has attracted the attention of regulators and enforcement agencies. Jones Day partner Josh Sterling explains how the carbon markets work, details the risks participants face, and describes what companies using these markets should do now.

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JONES DAY TALKS Energy Derivatives and Regulatory Enforcement by the CFTC and FERC

Jones Day Talks®: Energy Derivatives and Regulatory Enforcement by the CFTC and FERC



The energy markets are highly regulated, and producers, transmitters, and consumers of energy all use the highly regulated derivatives markets to hedge their energy risks. How do the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) respond when there are price disruptions, like with Winter Storm Uri, or evidence of manipulation or other potential wrongdoing in those markets? Listen as our partners and former senior FERC and CFTC regulators David Applebaum and Joshua Sterling share their views on how those agencies bring enforcement actions and how they will seek to address climate change and other issues relevant to the energy markets.

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JONES DAY TALKS®: CFTC and DOJ Target Derivatives Trading Across Industries



In an effort to uncover and prosecute unlawful actions in the derivatives and futures markets, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) have in recent years engaged in unprecedented levels of cooperation. Jones Day partners Josh Sterling and Brian Rabbitt discuss the DOJ / CFTC commodities fraud task force initiative, the role of data analytics, recent notable cases, and what market participants should know about the importance of full disclosure and transparency during an investigation.

Read the full episode transcript on the Jones Day website.