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CFTC Issues Final Rules on Retail Forex Trading

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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued regulations concerning off-exchange retail foreign currency transactions. The rules implement provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008, which, together, provide the CFTC with broad authority to register and regulate... Read More

Topics: Banking, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities

SEC and CFTC to Hold Roundtable on Governance and Conflicts of Interest in Clearing and Listing of Swaps

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On August 20, 2010, commencing at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 12:00 p.m., staff of the SEC and CFTC (the “Agencies”) will hold a public roundtable discussion at which invited participants will discuss governance and conflicts of interest in the context of certain authority that Sections 726 and 765 of the Dodd-Frank... Read More

Topics: Banking, Energy, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities

Insurance Group Responds to Dodd-Frank Act

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The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC) issued this press release in response to the Dodd-Frank Act.  As we noted here, Dodd-Frank establishes a new agency, the Federal Insurance Office (FIO).  According to NAMIC, “the FIO will play an important role in helping guide federal policy and trade negotiations... Read More

Topics: Insurance

SEC Issues Concept Release on Swap Definitions and Announces Roundtable on Clearing and Listing of Swaps

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 Section 712(d) and 721(c) of the Dodd-Frank Act requires the SEC and CFTC to define certain terms such as “swap”, “security-based swap”, “swap dealer”, “security-based swap dealer”, “major swap participant”, “major security-based swap participant”, “eligible contract participant”, and “security-based swap agreement”.   The SEC today posted this concept release to... Read More

Topics: Banking, Energy, Insurance, Public Companies and Securities