Swap Dealers are individuals or entities who "hold themselves out as dealers in swaps, make markets in swaps, regularly enter into swaps with counterparties as an ordinary course of business for its own... more +
Swap Dealers are individuals or entities who "hold themselves out as dealers in swaps, make markets in swaps, regularly enter into swaps with counterparties as an ordinary course of business for its own account, or engage in any activity causing the individual or entity to be come commonly known in the trade as a dealer or market maker of swaps." Swap Dealers are defined under the Commodity and Exchange Act and must register as such under the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's Final Rules.
An Update on SEF, IDB and Swap Regulation from Chris Ferreri of ICAP
Jill Sommers Reflects on the CFTC, Dodd-Frank, and Her Future
Derivatives Attorney Jim Falvey Discusses the MF Global bankruptcy, the Volcker Rule & Compliance Issues Related to Dodd-Frank
In separate responses to frequently asked questions issued on October 10 and 11 (each, an FAQ), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has provided additional clarification regarding swap data reporting obligations....more
The CFTC has approved the application of DTCC Data Repository, LLC (DTCC-DR) for provisional registration as a swap data repository (SDR) for interest rate, credit, foreign exchange and equity asset classes. Notably, this...more
The CFTC voted 5-0 Monday to approve a final rule governing swap dealer and major swap participant requirements for swap trading relationship documentation, swap confirmation, reconciliation and compression of swap...more
•General Overview of the Dodd-Frank Act
•Title VII of the Dodd Frank Act: Impact on OTC Derivatives and Energy Trading
•Definitions and applicability
On July 21, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, significantly impacting how many Texas energy companies operate on a day-to-day basis. While the act makes a number of important...more
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