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Major Banks Agree to Temporarily Stay Swap Termination Under ISDA Protocol

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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 Protocol.   The Protocol was developed in coordination with the Financial Stability Board to support cross-border resolution and reduce systemic risk. ISDA believes this represents a major step […] 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

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Bank Regulators Propose Relaxed Margin Requirements for Corporate End Users of Uncleared Swaps

Banking, Derivatives Five federal agencies have taken a second stab at a  proposed rule to establish margin requirements for swap dealers, major swap participants, security-based swap dealers, and... Read more →

by   |   September 9, 2014