The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has requested public comment on determinations by Javelin SEF, LLC (Javelin) and trueEX, LLC (trueEX) to make certain interest rate swaps “available to trade.” Once those...more
As widely reported, in the latest Lehman bankruptcy “fundraiser,” managers of the Lehman estate are now demanding millions of dollars from non-profit retirement homes, colleges and hospitals. Lehman claims that it was somehow...more
Some of the key changes to the swaps markets contemplated by the Dodd-Frank Act are starting to take effect. Some key upcoming deadlines affecting private investment funds are highlighted below.
New Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) swaps clearing rules will force non-financial entities to stop uncleared trading of certain interest-rate swaps (IRS) and index credit default swaps (index CDS) starting on...more
Investment managers who use swaps on behalf of their clients (including funds) are reminded that the phase-in for mandatory clearing of certain types of swaps has begun. Investment managers should be analyzing (a) the types...more
On December 21, 2012, the High Court decided an alleged mis-selling of interest rate swaps case in favour of the defendant, RBS....more