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
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
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