Commodity Futures Trading Commission staff recently released two no-action letters providing relief relating to the application of business conduct standards to prime brokers and swap dealers and disclosure of pre-trade...more
On February 12, the FSA published a final notice issued to UBS AG, setting out a fine of £9.45 million in respect of failings identified in its sale of the AIG Enhanced Variable Rate Fund (the Fund). Having reviewed sales of...more
New rules affecting ERISA-covered retirement plans entering into swap transactions will come into effect in May 2013. These rules, known as the “Business Conduct Standards,” implement certain provisions of the Dodd-Frank...more
We were delighted to hear from many of you that our recent statewide series of Insurance Company Corporate Governance Workshops with Pennsylvania Deputy Commissioner Stephen Johnson offered valuable information for directors...more
On December 18, 2012, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (the “Commission”) approved interim final rules (the “Interim Final Rules”) for swap dealers (“SDs”) and major swap participants (“MSPs”) that delay...more
On December 18, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), by private vote, adopted interim final rules (Interim Final Rules) to amend the compliance dates for previously issued final rules that establish external...more
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