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.
CME Group Inc. has launched a clearing service for interest rate swaps in London. The news comes a week after U.S. regulators began implementing mandates for rate swap clearing at CME’s headquarters....more
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
Lawyers for a number of the world’s biggest banks have asked a U.S. judge to throw out a collection of lawsuits accusing them of manipulating Libor, key interest rates, and cheating investors out of billions of dollars....more
A bill set to establish central counterparties to clear over-the-counter derivatives has been approved in South Korea. Xinhua News Agency reports that South Korean lawmakers passed the revised bill on capital markets act that...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
The FSA will allow the CME to clear interest rate swaps, the worldï¿½s largest asset class traded by notional value OTC, reports Financial Times....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
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