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CFTC and Bank Regulators Propose Capital & Margin Rules for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants

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Banking, Derivatives, Energy Yesterday the CFTC and a group of “prudential regulators”[1] proposed rules regarding capital and margin requirements for uncleared swaps entered into by swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs) (see discussion of proposed rule on SD and MSP definitions here). The CFTC’s rules applies to non-bank SDs and MSPs, while the prudential regulators’ rules […] Read more →

by   |   April 13, 2011


CFTC Takes Early Enforcement Action Against “Spoofing” in Derivatives Markets

Banking, Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC filed and simultaneously settled charges for $550,0000 against Bunge Global Markets, Inc. (“Bunge”) regarding allegations that Bunge employees had engaged... Read more →

by   |   April 13, 2011

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CFPB and National Association of Attorneys General Presidential Initiative Working Group Release Joint Statement of Principles

Consumer Protection The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, and the Presidential Initiative Working Group of the National Association of Attorneys General announced agreement on a Joint... Read more →

by   |   April 12, 2011

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Joint CFTC and SEC Study on the Feasibility of Mandating Algorithmic Descriptions for Derivatives

Derivatives The CFTC and the SEC have delivered to Congress a joint staff study on “the feasibility of requiring the derivatives industry to adopt standardized computer-readable algorithmic... Read more →

by   |   April 10, 2011