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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 major security-based swap participants as required by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.  The rule is proposed by the Federal Reserve Board, the Farm Credit Administration, […] Read more →

by   |   September 9, 2014

CFTC Eliminates Barrier to Hedge Funds Using JOBS Act General Solicitation

Investment Advisers, Public Companies and Securities Many hedge funds have been reluctant to use general solicitation to offer securities because of the possibility it would be inconsistent from exemptions related to CPO (commodity... 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

Good News and Bad News: Commerce Department Publishes List of Conflict Minerals Processing Facilities

Public Companies and Securities The good news is the Commerce Department published a list of ”all known conflict mineral processing facilities worldwide” as required by section 1502(d)(3)(C) of the... Read more →

by   |   September 7, 2014