An Update on SEF, IDB and Swap Regulation from Chris Ferreri of ICAP
Jill Sommers Reflects on the CFTC, Dodd-Frank, and Her Future
CFTC Proposal Poses “Monumental” Challenge to FCMs
Jill Sommers, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is stepping down after the first quarter of this year. Sommers spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the progress of Dodd-Frank,...more
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia granted summary judgment for plaintiffs International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA),...more
NYSE and Nasdaq Propose Changes to Compensation Committee Independence Rules.
On Tuesday, September 25, 2012, the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") and the NASDAQ Stock Marker ("Nasdaq") filed proposed amendments to...more
In This Issue:
Excerpt from Year-End Tax Planning Steps for Private Equity
The last time the Bush tax cuts were set to expire at the end of 2010, we saw numerous clients scrambling to execute end-of-the-year...more
On September 28, 2012, in the case of International Swaps and Derivatives Association v. U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the District Court for the District of Columbia (the "Court") ruled that the Commodity...more
On September 28, 2012, Judge Robert Wilkins of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the summary judgment motion of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association and Securities Industry and...more
Last Friday, September 28th, the U.S. Federal District Court in Washington, D.C. (“Court”) struck down the commodity speculative position limit rulemaking that the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) had...more
The CFTC’s final rule on position limits with respect to derivative contracts in 28 different physical commodities has been vacated and remanded back to the agency. Spot month limits under the rule had been set to go into...more
U.S. District Court Judge Robert Wilkins has blocked a CFTC rule that sets position limits on derivatives tied to 28 commodities.
“The CFTC’s error in this case was that it fundamentally misunderstood and failed to...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
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