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European Commission Updates MiFID Q&A Website

On July 22, the European Commission answered the question on whether a rolling spot Foreign Exchange on margin takes the form of a derivative contract or a contract for difference to be considered a financial instrument under...more

Investment Management Legal + Regulatory Update -- December 2012

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

Treasury Issues Foreign Currency Swap and Forward Exemption

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

Regulatory Developments: Treasury Publishes Final Determination Exempting Foreign Exchange Swaps and Forwards from Regulation as...

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

CFTC Affords Relief and Guidance in Light of Final Swap Definition’s Effective Date

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

Swap Definitions Rules Finalized by the SEC and the CFTC under Dodd-Frank

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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