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“Let Wall Street pay for Wall Street’s Bailout Act of 2009”Congressional bill proposes new tax on securities transactions

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 20 2009

On February 13, the “Let Wall Street Pay for Wall Street’s Bailout Act of 2009” (Act) was introduced by U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio and referred to the House Ways and Means Committee

ICE Trust approved by Fed for credit default swap clearing

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2009

On March 4, the Federal Reserve Board approved the application of ICE US Trust LLC (ICE Trust) to become a member of the Federal Reserve System and to operate a clearinghouse for certain credit default swap transactions

CFTC approves electronic filing of CPO and CTA disclosure documents

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 6 2009

On March 5, in response to a petition by the National Futures Association (NFA), the Commodity Futures Trading Commission amended Regulations 4.26 and 4.36 to require commodity pool operators and commodity trading advisors to file their disclosure documents with the NFA electronically

CFTC permits CME to clear certain OTC agricultural swaps

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2009

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued an order authorizing the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) to clear certain over-the-counter swaps in corn, wheat and soybeans in response to a petition filed in April 2008 by the CME and the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT

Treasury Secretary outlines framework for regulatory reform

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2009

On March 26, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner provided an overview of the Obama administration’s planned overhaul of the financial regulatory system to the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives

CFTC publishes swap dealer hedge exemption concept release

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2009

The Commodity Futures Trading Commissionhas published a concept release relating to its review of hedge exemptions for swap dealers

CFTC adopts final rules for ECM significant price discovery contracts

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2009

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has published final regulations implementing the provisions of the CFTC Reauthorization Act of 2008 (the 2008 Act) relating to "significant price discovery contracts" (SPDCs) traded on exempt commercial markets (ECMs

Treasury’s regulatory reform would regulate OTC derivatives

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 27 2009

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified to the Committee on Financial Services of the House of Representatives on March 26 outlining proposals to regulate credit default swaps and OTC derivatives

CFTC establishes Risk Management Advisory Committee

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 10 2009

On April 8, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced that it has formed a Risk Management Advisory Committee to serve as a forum for discussion on emerging risk management issues among the CFTC, market participants, regulators and other interested persons

CFTC adopts procedures for confidential treatment requests

  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 17 2009

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has adopted exclusive procedures for designated contract markets (DCMs), derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) and derivatives transaction execution facilities (DTEFs) to request confidential treatment for new products and new rules and rule amendments submitted to the CFTC