Commodities, Futures & Derivatives

Looking Forward

As economic, trade, climate, geo-political and political uncertainties continue to mount, derivatives use should continue to grow as market participants seek either to hedge against these unknowns or profit from the resulting increased volatility. To some degree, regulators are taking proactive steps to stay abreast of the issues that are likely to arise from increased use of derivatives and volatility. For example, the CFTC has formed a Climate Advisory Committee. Nonetheless, as new participants come to the derivatives markets along with novel products and services, the law and regulations are unlikely to keep up and market participants will need the advice of creative attorneys with deep market experience and knowledge to help them navigate what will likely be the uncharted waters that lie ahead.