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CFTC Report Indicates CFTC Botched Swap Dealer De Minimis Exemption

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Banking, Derivatives, Energy CFTC staff issued a preliminary report regarding the swap dealer de minimis exception. Under 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 Commission as swap dealers during the phase-in period currently in effect. This phase-in period is scheduled to […] Read more →

by   |   November 18, 2015

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CFTC Proposes Order to Exempt Southwest Power Pool Products

Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC issued a Proposed Order in response to a 2013 request by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for exemption of certain SPP electric energy products from CFTC... Read more →

by   |   June 3, 2015

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CFTC Issues Final Interpretation on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality

Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC published a final interpretation clarifying its seven-element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality (EVO). The final... Read more →

by   |   May 26, 2015

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CFTC Proposes Changes to Trade Option Rules for End Users

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC has proposed several important changes that would alleviate the reporting and recordkeeping obligations of end users with respect to trade options (or provide by rule... Read more →

by   |   May 7, 2015