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CFTC Report Indicates CFTC Botched Swap Dealer De Minimis Exemption

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Banking, Derivatives, Energy CFTC staff issued a preliminary report regarding the swap dealer de minimis exception. Under CFTC rules, market participants who exceed $8 billion in gross notional swap dealing activity over a twelve-month period are required to register with the Commission as swap dealers during the phase-in period currently in effect. This phase-in period is scheduled to […] Read more →

by   |   November 18, 2015


Banking Regulators Adopt End-User Exemption for Swap Margin Requirements

Banking, Derivatives New Margin Requirements The Board of Directors of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation approved a final rule to establish margin requirements for swaps that are not cleared... Read more →

by   |   October 23, 2015


CFTC Moves Against Bitcoin Transactions

Derivatives, Litigation In the space of just seven days, the CFTC has brought two enforcement actions regarding Bitcoin transactions. Coinflip, Inc. In the first action, the CFTC issued an order filing... Read more →

by   |   September 25, 2015


SEC Says Fantasy Stock Trading Violates Securities Laws; Charges Others for Selling Illegal Security-Based Swaps

Derivatives, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC issued an Investor Alert which says fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act.  I bet... Read more →

by   |   June 17, 2015