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Dodd-Frank Derivatives

What Really Happened to the Swap Pushout Rule and Dodd-Frank Sleepers From Cromnibus

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Banking, Derivatives The swap pushout rule was originally embodied in Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act.  Among other things, it prohibited “federal assistance” to any “swaps entity.”  Insured depository institutions were subject to this prohibition, subject to a couple of exceptions.  One exception was for hedging activities of the insured depository institution.  The other more significant exception […] Read more →

by   |   December 17, 2014

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CFTC Gives Treasury Affiliates More Relief From Clearing Requirements

Derivatives The CFTC issued a no-action letter providing further relief for eligible treasury affiliates that enter into swaps that are subject to the clearing requirement in section 2(h)(1)... Read more →

by   |   November 26, 2014


CFTC Proposes Important Clarification on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality

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... 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