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CFTC Proposes Important Clarification on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality

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Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has published an important proposed clarification to its seven element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality (EVO). The proposed interpretation provides that a contract for deferred delivery of a physical commodity (i.e., a forward contract) that contains EVO will fall within the forward contract exclusion, and thus not be regulated as […] Read more →

by   |   November 22, 2014

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Major Banks Agree to Temporarily Stay Swap Termination Under ISDA Protocol

Banking, Derivatives The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., or ISDA,  announced that 18 major global banks, referred to as G-18, have agreed to sign a new ISDA Resolution Stay... Read more →

by   |   October 12, 2014

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CFTC Finalizes Rule to Exclude Swaps with Municipal Utilities From $25 Million De Minimis Swap Dealer Threshold

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has published its final rule to exclude most swaps used for hedging purposes by municipal and other governmental utilities from counting against the $25 million swap... Read more →

by   |   October 6, 2014

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CFTC Proposes Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps

Derivatives, Energy Following bank regulators’ re-proposal of margin requirements for uncleared swaps by bank swap dealers (bank SDs) and bank major swap participants (bank MSPs), the CFTC has... Read more →

by   |   September 17, 2014