Role of Derivatives in Current Financial Crisis

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the role of derivatives in the current financial crisis and regulatory issues pertaining… read more

The Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on the role of derivatives in the current financial crisis and regulatory issues pertaining to them. Credit swaps and derivatives function in many respects like futures contracts traded on exchanges regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The Senate Agriculture Committee hearing explored the scope of the CFTC’s authority under existing law and whether this authority is adequate in the wake of the current financial crisis. close

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Role of Derivatives in Current Financial Crisis

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281763-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 14, 2008
Last Aired:
Oct 19, 2008

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  • Oct 14, 2008 | 9:32am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Oct 15, 2008 | 3:09am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 16, 2008 | 3:32pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 19, 2008 | 2:19am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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