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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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Dodd-Frank Derivatives

ISDA Says End User Transactions Dominate Interest Rate Derivative Markets

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Banking, Derivatives ISDA believes there is a misperception that only a small fraction of derivatives activity relates to hedging that benefits the “real economy.”  ISDA has published an analysis that challenges this assumption. According to the analysis publicly available data published by the Bank for International Settlements reveals that 65% of over-the-counter interest rate derivatives market turnover […] Read more →

by   |   August 13, 2014

Public Companies: Board Should Review End-User Swap Approvals Annually

Derivatives, Public Companies and Securities The Dodd-Frank Act permits certain end-users to elect to use an exception to the swap clearing requirements under certain conditions, which is referred to as the end-user... Read more →

by   |   June 4, 2014

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CFTC Proposes Rule to Exclude Municipal Utilities from $25 Million De Minimis Swap Dealer Threshold

Derivatives, Energy Today the CFTC published its proposed rule that would exclude most swaps used by municipal utilities for hedging purposes from counting against the $25 million swap dealer de... Read more →

by   |   June 2, 2014

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CFTC to Make First Whistleblower Award for $240,000 — But Why?

Derivatives, Employment, Litigation The CFTC has a whistleblower award program that is separate from, but somewhat similar to, the SEC’s whistleblower award program. Both are mandated by the Dodd-Frank Act. The... Read more →

by   |   May 20, 2014