Our thanks to one astute reader who has alerted us to
the incredible efficiency of the US regulator, Commodity
Futures Trading Commission. CFTC publishes a weekly advisory
covering its activities during the period. One such report,
covering the week ending 17 January 2003, was published on
Wednesday 15 January. Who says CFTC is not ahead of its
Burn, baby, burn
Those who do remember Doug Bergeron (see pages 1 and
7) will also likely remember Dougie Dollars. Five years ago, at
our annual Clearing & Settlement dinner, SunGard had kindly
sponsored the event's 'casino' and helpfully provided 'dollar
bank notes' festooned with the smiling features of said
Bergeron. While the gimmick proved hugely popular with most of
the happy diners, Rolfe & Nolan staff were said to be less
than amused and were rumoured to have burned their
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