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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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CFTC Extends Exemptions of RTO Energy Products to Bar Private Rights of Action

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC quelled a controversy that had emerged regarding its proposed exemption of certain specified energy products transacted in Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) by doing a “180” on its proposals that otherwise would have made the general anti-fraud, anti-manipulation, and scienter-based prohibitions that still apply to such transactions under the Commodity Exchange Act enforceable... Read more →

by   |   October 24, 2016

CFTC Extends Swap Dealer De Minimis Phase-In Period

Derivatives As has been rumored in recent weeks, the CFTC has adopted an order establishing December 31, 2018 as the swap dealer registration de minimis threshold phase-in termination date.... Read more →

by   |   October 13, 2016

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SEC Says Mobile Phone Game is an Illegal Security-Based Swap

Derivatives, Litigation I previously discussed an SEC Investor Alert which said fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws implemented by the Dodd-Frank... Read more →

by   |   October 13, 2016

CFTC Chief Supports Extension of Swap Dealer De Minimis Exemption

Derivatives Under current CFTC rules, market participants who exceed $8 billion in gross notional swap dealing activity over a twelve-month period are required to register with the CFTC as... Read more →

by   |   September 16, 2016