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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


CFTC proposes revised adjusted net capital requirements for FCMs and IBs
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2009

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has proposed amendments to the minimum adjusted net capital requirements for futures commission merchants (FCMs) and introducing brokers (IBs


NFA extends effective date for portions of NFA Compliance Rule 2-43(b)
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 8 2009

The National Futures Association (NFA) has extended the effective date for portions of its new Compliance Rule 2-43(b), which prohibits forex dealer members (FDMs) from allowing customers to carry offsetting positions and generally requires an FDM to offset positions in a customer account on a first-in, first-out (FIFO) basis


CFTC Requests Comment on OTC Clearing Petition
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2009

On May 13, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission requested public comment on a petition by Eurex Clearing AG (ECAG), a licensed central counterparty in Germany, for a CFTC determination, pursuant to Section 409(b)(3) of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Improvement Act of 1991, that the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority satisfies appropriate standards in its supervision of ECAG


U.S. Treasury proposes regulatory framework for OTC derivatives
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 15 2009

On May 13, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the “Treasury”), in a joint statement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), announced its intention to seek legislative changes that could significantly alter the regulatory framework for over-the-counter (“OTC”) derivatives transactions and markets in the United States


CFTC extends comment period on swap dealer hedge exemption concept release
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2009

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has extended the public comment period on its March concept release relating to hedge exemptions for swap dealers


Gensler confirmed as CFTC Chairman, Chilton nominated for second term as Commissioner
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2009

On May 19, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gary Gensler as Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission


CFTC adopts final definitions of “public director”
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 1 2009

On April 27, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced its adoption of a final definition of "public director" for the acceptable practices to Section 5(d)(15) (Core Principle 15) of the Commodity Exchange Act


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