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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 »

Dodd-Frank Derivatives

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 exception.  For public companies, the ability to elect the end-user exception requires a committee of the public company to review and approve the decision to use uncleared swaps. […] 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

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CFTC & FERC Take Steps to Implement Information Sharing MOU

Derivatives, Energy Today the CFTC and FERC announced the initial transmission of market data under the recently adopted CFTC-FERC Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for use in analyzing market... Read more →

by   |   March 5, 2014