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CFTC proposes important clarification on forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 22 2014

The CFTC has published an important proposed clarification to its seven element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality

Spoofing back in the news first criminal indictment for spoofing; CFTC settlement lays out telltale signs of spoofing

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 13 2014

Last week the government handed down its first criminal indictment for allegedly engaging in "spoofing" and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Major banks agree to temporarily stay swap termination under ISDA protocol

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 12 2014

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc., or ISDA, announced that 18 major global banks, referred to as G-18, have agreed to sign a

CFTC finalizes rule to exclude swaps with municipal utilities from $25 million de minimis swap dealer threshold

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 6 2014

The CFTC has published its final rule to exclude most swaps used for hedging purposes by municipal and other governmental utilities from counting

Hedge fund and its partner and lawyer fail on motion to dismiss for breach of fiduciary duty

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 5 2014

A case against a hedge fund, and one of its partners and in-house counsel, related to actions at a portfolio company and alleging breach of fiduciary

CFTC proposes margin rules for uncleared swaps

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 17 2014

Following bank regulators' re-proposal of margin requirements for uncleared swaps by bank swap dealers (bank SDs) and bank major swap participants

CFTC eliminates barrier to hedge funds using JOBS Act general solicitation

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2014

Many hedge funds have been reluctant to use general solicitation to offer securities because of the possibility it would be inconsistent from

Bank regulators propose relaxed margin requirements for corporate end users of uncleared swaps

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2014

Five federal agencies have taken a second stab at a proposed rule to establish margin requirements for swap dealers, major swap participants

SEC proposes communications exemption for certain security based swaps

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 8 2014

The Dodd-Frank Act amended the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 to include "security-based swaps" in the definition of

ISDA says end user transactions dominate interest rate derivative markets

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 13 2014

ISDA believes there is a misperception that only a small fraction of derivatives activity relates to hedging that benefits the "real economy." ISDA