US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Developments

Anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers strengthened; award claims review process enhanced. The CFTC announced that it has unanimously approved amendments to its whistleblower rules. Based on a reinterpretation of the CFTC’s anti-retaliation authority under the CEA, the CFTC or the whistleblower can now bring an action against an employer for retaliation against a whistleblower. The amendments […]

Shell Shareholders Vote Against Emissions Proposal

Meanwhile, almost 94% of the Anglo-Dutch firm’s shareholders also voted against a proposal tabled by an environmental activist group demanding the oil major sets and publishes annual targets to reduce carbon emissions. The vote is a setback for climate activists who are increasing pressure on global oil companies, including USA firms Exxon Mobil XOM.N and […]

Fantasy cheat sheet: Driver rankings for Charlotte

By Dan Beaver Back-to-back races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks means that fantasy players who chose not to change their rosters can still be successful if they had the winning hand at Kansas Speedway in the 400. However, making precise modifications this week can earn even more points. That is what separates the sheep from […]

Experts want broader inclusion in Agric budgeting

Economic and Agricultural experts have called for broader inclusion of stakeholders in the formulation and implementation of budgetary allocation for the Agricultural sector to engender economic growth and national development. Assistant Director Economic Growth Department Ministry of Budget and National Planning Mr Aso Patrick Vakporaye, the Lead Director Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) Barrister Eze […]

CFTC strengthens anti-retaliation protection for Whistleblowers and enhances the award process

After dealing with several cases of companies , the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has announced amendments to the its Whistleblower Rules that will, among other things, strengthen the CFTC’s anti-retaliation protections for whistleblowers and enhance the process for reviewing whistleblower claims. Based on a reinterpretation of the CFTC’s anti-retaliation authority under the Commodity Exchange […]

Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Announces 86 New Members

  On May 22, 2017, blockchain technology partnership Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) announced the addition of 86 companies to its membership. New members include Deloitte, National Bank of Canada ING, Toyota Research Institute, and Samsung SDS. Julio Faura, EEA chairman and head of blockchain R&D at Santander called the enthusiasm around EEA “remarkable.”“Our new members come from varying industries […]

From Outlook to Allocation as post-Election Rally Continues

In our first article for the ETF Strategist Channel, we laid out a case for using macroeconomic analysis to drive a sector allocation investment approach. Here, we examine how aspects of our current outlook can apply to potential sector allocation decisions. U.S. stock markets have continued their post-election rally so far in 2017 as investors seemed to […]