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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

The Dodd-Frank Act has broad and deep implications that will touch every corner of financial services and multiple other industries. This site, developed and maintained by attorneys at Stinson Leonard Street, is dedicated to making sense of this complex legislation and helping businesses understand how it will affect them specifically. Our Bloggers »

CFTC Commissioner Says No Dodd-Frank Delay Is Necessary

Banking, Broker-Dealer, Derivatives, Energy HR 1573 provides for an 18-month extension for implementing certain derivative provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.  According to CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton, no such extension is necessary.  According to Mr. Chilton “While regulatory agencies may not be able to make every deadline required under the reform bill, because we want to fine-tune such rules and […] Read more →

by   |   April 19, 2011

CFTC Takes Early Enforcement Action Against “Spoofing” in Derivatives Markets

Banking, Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC filed and simultaneously settled charges for $550,0000 against Bunge Global Markets, Inc. (“Bunge”) regarding allegations that Bunge employees had engaged... Read more →

by   |   April 13, 2011

Joint CFTC and SEC Study on the Feasibility of Mandating Algorithmic Descriptions for Derivatives

Derivatives The CFTC and the SEC have delivered to Congress a joint staff study on “the feasibility of requiring the derivatives industry to adopt standardized computer-readable algorithmic... Read more →

by   |   April 10, 2011

GE and Northern Trust React to Negative ISS Recommendations on Say-on-Pay

Public Companies and Securities Both GE and Northern Trust have filed additional soliciting materials reacting to ISS’s “No” recommendations on their non-binding say-on-pay proposals. General Electric GE... Read more →

by   |   April 7, 2011