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Who are the Swap Dealers?

Derivatives, Energy We recently passed the first rolling 12-month period for determining which entities will surpass the CFTC’s de minimis swap dealing levels and thus be “swap dealers” under the Dodd-Frank Act. So, who are they? The National Futures Association maintains an up-to-date registry of swap dealers and major swap participants, along with their respective CFTC registration […] Read more →

by   |   November 11, 2013

CFTC Re-Proposes Position Limits on Physical Commodity Derivatives

Derivatives, Energy Yesterday, the CFTC voted to approve a new position limits rule that resembles the agency’s previous short-lived rule (vacated and now abandoned after court challenge),... Read more →

by   |   November 6, 2013

CFTC Abandons Old Position Limits Rule in Favor of New Rule

Derivatives, Energy According to a statement by Commissioner O’Malia today, the CFTC has voted to dismiss its appeal of the federal district court decision striking down the CFTC’s 2011 position... Read more →

by   |   October 29, 2013

CFTC Responds to FAQ on Commodity Options

Derivatives, Energy Today, the CFTC Division of Market Oversight published a response to frequently asked questions regarding commodity options, including reporting obligations with respect to trade... Read more →

by   |   September 30, 2013