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Dodd-Frank Derivatives

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 the Dodd-Frank Act. The provision is included in the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015. Senators defeated an amendment by Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., to […] Read more →

by   |   January 9, 2015

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Democrats Fend Off Changes to Volker Rule and Derivative Matters

Banking, Derivatives The political gamesmanship has begun.  According to Maxine Walters “Republicans attempted to move a package of 11 bills that contained controversial changes to provisions... Read more →

by   |   January 7, 2015


ISDA Survey Finds End Users Uncertain About New Margin Requirements

Banking, Derivatives Derivatives end users are concerned about the impact of new margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives, with a large number unsure whether they will even have to comply with... Read more →

by   |   January 6, 2015

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Illegal “Wash Sales” in Futures Contracts Result in $35 Million Fine

Banking, Derivatives, Energy On December 18, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a Consent Order against a foreign bank (the “Bank”), imposing a civil monetary penalty of... Read more →

by   |   December 22, 2014