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CFTC Adopts Final Rules Regarding the Cross-Border Application of Its Swap Margin Requirements

On May 24, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) adopted a final rule defining the cross border application of its margin requirements for uncleared swaps. The final rule covers all swap dealers and...more

6/9/2016 - CFTC Cross-Border Final Rules Margin Requirements Swaps

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - April 2016

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

4/11/2016 - Asset Management Blockchain CFTC Corporate Governance Cybersecurity Economic Sanctions EU Federal Reserve Industry Consolidation Maxwellisation Municipal Securities Issuers Natural Gas Remuneration Stress Tests UK

CFTC’s Publication of Largest Whistleblower Award Follows Increased Focus on Whistleblowing Initiatives

On April 4, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) announced the issuance of a whistleblower award of more than $10 million for original information that it said led to a major enforcement action over...more

4/6/2016 - CFTC Commodities Exchange Act Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Awards

EU-US Agreement on Regulation of Central Counterparties

On 10 February 2016, the European Commission and the CFTC announced a common approach regarding supervision of central counterparties operating in the US and EU, paving the way for cross-border equivalence and recognition...more

2/17/2016 - Central Counterparties CFTC EMIR EU European Commission Supervision

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - September 2015 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

9/16/2015 - Banking Sector Bitcoin Capital Markets CFTC Deposit Guarantee System Depository Institutions EU European Banking Authority Financial Institutions NFA Payment Systems Prudential Regulation Authority Registration Requirement RMBS SEC Swap Execution Facilities Swaps

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - September 2015

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

9/2/2015 - Banking Sector Capital Markets Central Counterparties CFTC Corporate Governance EU European Central Bank European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) Financial Markets Forex IAIS Liquidity Market Participants MiFID NFA

EU Clearing Obligation for Interest Rate Swaps Looms

Implementation of the obligation for central clearing of OTC derivatives under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation now seems imminent. The European Commission has adopted a Delegated Regulation that would impose a...more

8/24/2015 - CFTC Clearing Agencies Counterparties Derivatives EMIR EU European Commission Interest Rate Swaps ISDA Libor

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - August 2015 #3

In this week's newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

8/19/2015 - Administrative Appointments Banking Sector CFPB CFTC Competition Authorities Derivatives Enforcement Actions European Banking Authority Federal Reserve OCC Prudential Regulation Authority Prudential Standards UK

Financial Regulatory Developments Focus - July 2015 #5

In this week’s newsletter, we provide a snapshot of the principal US, European and global financial regulatory developments of interest to banks, investment firms, broker-dealers, market infrastructure providers, asset...more

7/29/2015 - Banking Sector CFTC Derivatives Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Financial Institutions Investment Funds Investment Management Prudential Regulation Authority UK

CFTC Proposes New Approach to the Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has taken another step in refining its framework for cross-border activities, with a new set of proposed rules applicable to the cross-border application of margin...more

7/15/2015 - CFTC Commodities Cross-Border Transactions Margin Requirements Prudential Regulation Authority Rulemaking Process Swap Dealers Swaps

Initial Swap Trading Requirements Come into Effect—Limited Relief for Packaged Trades and Some EU Facilities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has imposed for the first time a requirement that certain swaps be traded on a regulated market. Beginning February 15, 2014, certain cleared interest rate swaps and index credit...more

2/14/2014 - CFTC EU Swap Dealers Swap Execution Facilities Swaps

Ready for the Volcker Rule? What to Look For

Over two years after publication of a proposed regulation, a final regulation implementing the so-called “Volcker Rule” is expected to be adopted tomorrow by the five US Federal financial regulatory agencies. Two of them —...more

12/9/2013 - CFTC Compliance Federal Reserve Financial Regulatory Reform Volcker Rule

CFTC Grants No-Action Relief From Clearing Requirement for Certain Treasury Affiliates

On June 4, 2013, the Division of Clearing and Risk (the “Division”) of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) granted limited no-action relief from the mandatory clearing requirement for swaps entered into...more

6/6/2013 - Affiliates CFTC Commercial End-User Exception Dodd-Frank No-Action Relief Swap Clearing

CFTC Swap Reporting No-Action Relief Granted; Other Dodd-Frank Deadlines Approaching

On April 9, 2013, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) granted last minute no-action relief from portions of the CFTC’s swap reporting rules. The relief delays certain compliance deadlines for many swap...more

4/15/2013 - CFTC Dodd-Frank No-Action Relief Reporting Requirements Swaps

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