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U.S. federal regulators propose amendments to swap margin regulations

The Dodd-Frank Act requires entities that engage in swap activities to either submit their swaps for clearing with a central clearinghouse or to collect and post collateral (margin) based...

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U.S. regulators propose rules to clarify when financial entities involved in cross-border swap activity will need to register with the CFTC

The Dodd-Frank Act requires certain entities that engage in swap activities to register with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as swap dealers or major swap participants....

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Mutual recognition of EU-US OTC derivative clearing frameworks

The European Commission and the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission established an equivalence regime that will allow US central counterparties (CCPs) to operate in Europe, and EU CCPs...

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2016 a Year of Change in Swap Collateral Documentation as U.S. Regulators Issue Final Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps

In the last few months of 2015, U.S. regulators issued final margin rules that we expect will have far-reaching consequences for swap activity and documentation. On October 22, 2015, the...

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CFTC Proposes New Rules Relating to Margin Requirements for Cross-Border Non-Cleared Swaps

On July 14, 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published new rules with respect to the cross-border application of the CFTC’s margin requirements (the Proposed Rule)...

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President Signs Bill Granting Commercial End-Users and Financial Cooperatives Relief from Mandatory Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps

On January 12, 2015, President Obama signed into law the Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2015 (the Amendment), which amends Section 731 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street ...

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CFTC Proposes to Clarify Its Guidance on Embedded Volumetric Optionality in Nonfinancial Commodity Forwards

On November 13, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) proposed a clarification (the Proposed Clarification) of the...

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Prudential Regulators and CFTC Propose New Margin Requirement Rules Relating to Non-Cleared Swaps

On September 3, 2014, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Farm Credit...

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