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Democrats fend off changes to Volker Rule and derivative matters

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 7 2015

The political gamesmanship has begun. According to Maxine Walters "Republicans attempted to move a package of 11 bills that contained controversial

ISDA survey finds end users uncertain about new margin requirements

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 6 2015

Derivatives end users are concerned about the impact of new margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives, with a large number unsure whether they

2014 CFTC enforcement report another year of record sanctions

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 30 2014

On November 6, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released its 2014 fiscal year Enforcement Report. In 2014, the CFTC continued

Illegal “wash sales” in futures contracts result in $35 million fine

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

On December 18, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a Consent Order against a foreign bank (the "Bank"), imposing a

Others may seek swap reporting delay like Southwest

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

Reuters has an interesting article about a no-action letter the CFTC issued to Southwest Airlines to permit a 15 calendar day delay in reporting oil

What really happened to the swap pushout rule and Dodd-Frank sleepers from Cromnibus

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

The swap pushout rule was originally embodied in Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Among other things, it prohibited "federal assistance" to any

CFTC gives treasury affiliates more relief from clearing requirements

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 26 2014

The CFTC issued a no-action letter providing further relief for eligible treasury affiliates that enter into swaps that are subject to the clearing

CFTC grants family offices relief from registration as commodity trading advisors

  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 25 2014

The CFTC previously granted family offices no-action relief from registration as commodity pool operators. That letter did not provide an exemption

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