While fraud will occur in any form of human activity, we should remember that, unlike our brethren in the financial sector, the regulated derivatives markets have required zero (-$0-) TARP money. This "show me the money" policy (or else you're out of here) probably reduces the risk of fraud as well.
05 Feb 2010
What is the main reason volumes down on derivatives exchanges this year?
“The Commission does not have the resources to register and regulate all market participants and swaps activities.”
Scott O'Mailia, CFTC
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