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3 Thoughts On global regulators’ update to G20 On derivatives cross-border implementation

On September 10, 2014 the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Derivatives Regulators Group (ODRG), consisting of derivatives market regulators from Australia, Brazil, the European Union, Hong Kong, Japan, Ontario, Quebec, Singapore, Switzerland, and the United States (CFTC and SEC) released a report to the G20 that provided an update on the resolution of key cross-border derivatives reform implementation issues. … Continue Reading

CFTC to vote on proposed swap margin rule and final rule on swaps with utility special entities

On September 17, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold its first open meeting under new Chairman Timothy Massad to vote on:  1) a re-proposed rule on margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers; and 2) a final rule excluding certain swaps with utility special entities from the de minimis calculation for swap … Continue Reading

Commercial market participants may get a reprieve on trade options in CFTC reauthorization

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 4413, a bill that would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and also make some important changes to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA), including changing the definition of the term “swap” in a way that would benefit certain physical market participants. H.R. 4413, which currently is … Continue Reading

Market participants weigh in regarding CFTC’s re-proposed position limits rules

During an otherwise quiet Summer at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), agency staff hosted a public Roundtable where commercial end-users and other market participants could comment on the CFTC’s re-proposed rules to implement the position limits and aggregation provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act.  The common theme from end-users was that the CFTC’s proposals would … Continue Reading