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CFTC Issues Its First Ever Order of Exemption from Registration as a Derivatives Clearing Organization

On August 18, CFTC issued an order of exemption from registration as a derivative clearing organization (DCO) to ASX Clear (Futures) Pty Limited (ASX). The order is the first of its kind issued by CFTC based on its authority...more

CFTC Approves Final Regulations Governing Clearing Exemption for Swaps Between Certain Affiliated Entities and Provides No-Action...

by White & Case LLP on

On April 1, 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) approved a final rule (Regulation 50.52) exempting swaps between certain affiliated entities from the clearing requirements of the Commodity Exchange Act...more

SEC Permits Portfolio Margining of Credit Default Swaps

by Morgan Lewis on

Order grants exemptive relief from Exchange Act requirements; parallel CFTC relief expected soon. On December 14, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an order granting exemptive relief (Exemptive Order)...more

Financial Services Bulletin: Action at the CFTC

by Perkins Coie on

In This Issue: - CFTC Proposes Inter-Affiliate Clearing Exemption - CFTC Proposes Exemption For Certain Non-Financial Energy Derivative Transactions - CFTC Approves Conforming Rule on Registration of...more

CFTC Proposes Inter-Affiliate Clearing Exemption

On August 16, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a proposed rule to exempt swaps between certain affiliated entities from the clearing requirement set forth in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer...more

Dodd Frank Update: Impact on Gas & Power Transactions (Presentation)

by Jackson Walker on

TABLE OF CONTENTS I. Who Does the Dodd-Frank Act Impact? ...1 A. Major Swap Participants...1 1. Category 1: Substantial Position in Swap Categories ...1 2. Category 2: Substantial Counterparty Exposure...more

Dodd-Frank Financial Reform: Potential Impacts to ISDA and Other Trading Contracts

by Jackson Walker on

Discussion Topics •General Overview of the Dodd-Frank Act •Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act: Impact on OTC Derivatives and Energy Trading •Definitions and applicability •Mandatory clearing •Registration...more

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