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Insurance Companies Need to Prepare for Swap Margin Rules in Effect on March 1, 2017

March 1, 2017, is the scheduled implementation date applicable for all insurance companies for the mandatory posting of variation margin to their swap dealer counterparties under U.S. margin rules. Although the...more

Guide to U.S. Variation Margin Documentation for Financial End Users

The scheduled implementation date applicable for most financial end users for the mandatory posting of variation margin to their swap dealer counterparties under U.S. margin rules is March 1, 2017. In most cases, the U.S....more

A Practical Guide for the Buy-Side to the U.S. Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps - What the Buy-Side Needs to Know about the OTC...

This guide is designed to provide in a concise format the principal information that the buy-side needs to know about the U.S. margin rules. The format of the guide is question-and-answer, with most answers followed by the...more

House Bill Seeks to Limit Certain Provisions of Dodd-Frank

On Jan. 14, 2015, the effort to repeal or amend certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) continued in the heavily Republican House of Representatives with the...more

Qualifying Loans Will Reduce or Eliminate Risk Retention Obligations of Issuers Under Reproposed Credit Risk Retention Rules

The general risk retention requirements mandated under section 15G of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 (added by section 941 of the Dodd-Frank Act) will be applicable to all issuers of asset-backed securities (ABS)...more

Reproposed Credit Risk Retention Rules May Affect Structures of Sales of Receivables to ABCP Conduits

The general risk retention requirements will be applicable to all issuers of asset-backed securities (ABS) once the reproposed rules published by federal regulators on Aug. 28, 2013, become final and effective. (See our...more

Reproposed Credit Risk Retention Rules Will Affect All Issuers of Asset-Backed Securities

Issuers of asset-backed securities (ABS) need to understand the reproposed rules regarding the credit risk retention requirements of Section 15G of the Securities and Exchange Act, which, when final, will apply to all public...more

What Every End-User Needs to Know About the ISDA March 2013 DF Protocol

On March 22, 2013, ISDA published the March 2013 DF Protocol, and on May 20, 2013, ISDA Amend1 became available to accept Questionnaires under the new Protocol. The March 2013 Protocol (which is completely separate from the...more

Guarantees of Interest Rate Swap Obligations by Non-ECP Guarantors Are Probably Illegal and Unenforceable

Options for Lenders to Consider Until the CFTC Offers Further Guidance - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the CFTC) has made a determination that could affect the legality and enforceability of certain...more

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The Extraterritorial Reach of Derivative Regulation Under Dodd-Frank

In the wake of the financial crisis, global regulators have endeavored to undertake significant regulatory reform of the swaps markets. In 2009, the members of the G-20 agreed that: (i) the OTC derivatives contracts should be...more

Searching For Swap Regulation Relief Under Dodd-Frank

As a general matter, commodity swaps and options on commodities, whether or not physically settled, are subject to regulation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. This is because the...more

Dodd-Frank Rules Clarify Relief from Swap Regulation for Certain Energy, Emission and Other Commodity Swaps

As a general matter, commodity swaps and options on commodities, whether or not physically settled, are subject to regulation under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"). This is because...more

What Every End-User Needs to Know About the ISDA August 2012 Dodd-Frank Protocol

Prior to October 15, 2012, all counterparties under existing ISDA Master Agreements or other swap agreements with swap dealers will be required to supplement such swap agreements so that the swap dealers can comply with...more

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