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Dodd-Frank Derivatives

CFTC’s Massad on End-Users

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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 derivatives.  Mr. Massad highlighted the following: Last September the CFTC amended its rules so that local, publicly-owned utility companies could continue to effectively hedge their risks in the energy swaps […] 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

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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