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CFTC Definition of “Swap” Addresses “Forward Contract Exclusion”

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Derivatives, Energy According to CFTC statements made today, the CFTC’s final “swap” definition rule follows the basic framework set out in the proposed rule with respect to the statutory exclusion of forward physical contracts, i.e., “any sale of a nonfinancial commodity or security for deferred shipment or delivery, so long as the transaction is intended to be […] Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2012

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CFTC Issues Interpretation on Consumer and Commercial Transactions that are Not “Swaps”

Banking, Derivatives The CFTC is issuing an interpretation that certain consumer and commercial transactions that have not previously been considered “swaps” do not fall within the statutory... Read more →

by   |   July 10, 2012

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GAO Studies Regulation A in Connection with JOBS Act

Public Companies and Securities Concerned about the decline in the number of public offerings, the JOBS Act requires the SEC to amend Regulation A (or to adopt a new regulation) to raise the threshold for use of... Read more →

by   |   July 8, 2012


Minnesota to Examine Investment Advisers

Investment Advisers Last week, the Minnesota Department of Commerce announced that it was instituting an examination program for investment advisers.  In doing so, Minnesota removes itself from a... Read more →

by   |   July 6, 2012