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CFTC Proposes Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps

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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 re-proposed its own very similar requirements for uncleared swaps by non-bank SDs and non-bank MSPs, referred to as “covered swap entities” or “CSEs”. The CFTC has not released the […] 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

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SEC Proposes Communications Exemption for Certain Security Based Swaps

Broker-Dealer, Derivatives The Dodd-Frank Act amended the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934  to include “security-based swaps” in the definition of “security” for... Read more →

by   |   September 8, 2014


ISDA Says End User Transactions Dominate Interest Rate Derivative Markets

Banking, Derivatives ISDA believes there is a misperception that only a small fraction of derivatives activity relates to hedging that benefits the “real economy.”  ISDA has published an analysis... Read more →

by   |   August 13, 2014