Following up on President Obama's mandate for change, regulators at the Securities and Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently crafted a report that details their plans to harmonize the regulation of futures and securities.

The "Joint Report of the SEC and the CFTC on Harmonization of Regulation" offers specific recommendations to improve the cooperation and coordination between the two agencies, strengthen the agencies' oversight and enforcement, and enhance market efficiency and investor protection.

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