The Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently adopted regulations relating to the clearing exemption for swaps between certain affiliated entities. Pursuant to the final regulations, the clearing exemption is available to...more
In this issue:
- CFTC Expands List of Acceptable Legal Entity Identifiers
- CFTC Delays Effective Date for Clearing Exemption for Swaps Between Affiliates
- “Sophisticated Plaintiff” Found to Be Adequate...more
On May 30, the National Futures Association issued a notice to its members regarding Section 16 of the NFA Financial Requirements. ...more
On March 22, 2013, ISDA published the March 2013 Dodd-Frank Protocol (the “Protocol” or “Protocol 2.0”), which is designed to facilitate compliance with certain CFTC rules relating to clearing, portfolio reconciliation and...more
The enactment of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”) and its implementation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) has ushered in a new era of...more
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order (Order) permitting ICE Clear Europe Limited (ICE Clear Europe) and its clearing members that are registered both as broker-dealers under the Securities Exchange Act of...more
Swaps clearing deadline nears, as close to 250 to 300 U.S. investment managers are required to begin clearing swaps transactions by June 10th. According to Reuters, asset managers have been slow to create accounts with...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.
On February 7, 2013, the US Department of Labor (DOL) issued Advisory Opinion 2013-01A (the “Advisory Opinion”), which provides guidance under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) for employee benefit...more
The CFTC’s Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) today announced a revised compliance schedule for required clearing of iTraxx CDS Indices. The CFTC received notice from ICE Clear Credit LLC that it has begun offering customer...more
The Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued a long-awaited advisory opinion (the Advisory Opinion) clarifying and confirming the ability of central counterparties (CCPs) and their clearing members (Clearing Members) to...more
New guidance defers to the Dodd-Frank/CFTC framework for regulating the swaps clearing process.
On February 7, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an advisory opinion on the application of the ERISA fiduciary rules...more
Pursuant to Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Customer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has adopted a number of final regulations that require swap dealers (SDs)...more
The Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (CCMR) issued a letter to derivatives regulators for the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the European Commission, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission...more
Central clearing of over-the-counter derivatives is a central pillar of the financial services reforms that are embodied in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act”). The presumption...more
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