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Dodd-Frank Derivatives

CFTC to Shift Enforcement Actions to Administrative Courts


Banking, Derivatives, Energy, Litigation The CFTC plans to revive the use of administrative courts to bring enforcement actions for violations of the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations, according to recent remarks by Aitan Goelman, Director of the Division of Enforcement (reported here by Reuters). This marks a shift from the agency’s practice in recent years of prosecuting such […] Read more →

by   |   March 21, 2015

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CFTC’s Massad on End-Users

Derivatives, Energy CFTC Chair Timothy G. Massad delivered a speech on the importance of providing flexibility in the CFTC’s regulations to accommodate hedging by commercial end-users of... Read more →

by   |   February 26, 2015

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End-Users Are Dodd-Frank Collateral Damage According To CFTC Commissioner

Derivatives CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo recently delivered remarks where he stated “Unfortunately, caught up in some of the collateral damage surrounding the Dodd-Frank... Read more →

by   |   January 29, 2015


New Legislation Exempts Swap End Users From Margin Requirements

Banking, Derivatives The House and Senate have passed legislation which provides that swap end-users do not have to provide initial and variation margin for uncleared swaps as previously required by... Read more →

by   |   January 9, 2015