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ISDA Publishes Dodd-Frank Protocol to Facilitate Compliance


Banking, Broker-Dealer, Derivatives, Energy The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) has announced the launch of the August 2012 Dodd-Frank Protocol (DF Protocol). The DF Protocol is designed to allow swap market participants to amend their ISDA Master Agreements (widely used standardized contracts under which derivatives and other products can be traded and netted) to facilitate compliance with […] Read more →

by   |   August 18, 2012

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CFTC Proposes Inter-Affiliate Clearing Exemption

Banking, Derivatives The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, has issued a proposed rule to exempt swaps between certain affiliated entities within a corporate group from the clearing... Read more →

by   |   August 18, 2012

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Agencies Issue Proposed Rule on Appraisals for Higher-Risk Mortgages

Banking, Consumer Protection Six federal financial regulatory agencies have issued a proposed rule to establish new appraisal requirements for “higher-risk mortgage loans.”  The proposed rule... Read more →

by   |   August 16, 2012

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Publication of “Swap” Definition Finalizes Compliance Dates

Derivatives, Energy The CFTC’s and SEC’s joint final rule defining the term “swap” was published in the Federal Register today, establishing compliance dates for numerous... Read more →

by   |   August 13, 2012