The U.S. House has passed a bill that will loosen the federal government’s grip over the trading of foreign derivatives....more
The SEC’s Chairman Elisse Walter urged for a plan that would largely rely on foreign regulation for cross-border trades — ones that would only apply to U.S. rules in cases where no comparable regulations existed....more
Implementation of the provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act) affecting users of swaps and derivatives has been moving forward. Numerous rules of the Commodity Futures...more
BCBS/IOSCO Second Consultation Paper and its implications for EMIR -
Much of EMIR is now coming more clearly into focus. But a major unknown has for a long time been the question of margin requirements for uncleared OTC...more
In This Issue:
Regulatory Updates - FSOC, FSB Turn Up Heat on SEC on Money Market Fund Reforms; SEC Staff: Beware of BDC Joint Transactions; SEC Reports 3,000 Whistles Blown in FYI 2012; Over 1500 Private Fund Advisers...more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released a series of staff letters relating to various issues arising under rules implementing the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, including chief...more
The Commodity Exchange Act, or CEA, as amended by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, authorizes the Secretary of the Treasury to issue a written determination that foreign exchange...more
On November 16, 2012, the Department of the Treasury issued a final determination exempting both foreign exchange swaps ("FX swaps") and foreign exchange forwards ("FX forwards") from regulation as "swaps" under the Commodity...more
On October 12, 2012, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) final rules to further define the term “swap” (among other terms) became effective. The effective date of...more
U.S. Representative Barney Frank has written a letter to regulators at the CFTC, urging them to make a decision about FX exemptions.
“If Treasury ultimately plans to provide an exemption, it would be a complete waste...more
Introduction - On July 18, 2012, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC” and, together with the SEC, the “Commissions”) jointly published several final rules...more
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