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CFTC proposes substantial amendments to speculative position limits
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2011

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued proposed rules that would substantially modify the position limit and position accountability rules that currently apply to the trading of various agricultural, energy and metals derivative products


New Volcker guidance helps non-US banks
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • March 6 2015

The five US financial regulators that are responsible for implementation of Section 13 of the Bank Holding company Act of 1956 (Volcker Rule) have


CFTC adopts final business conduct standards for swap dealers and major swap participants
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • February 15 2012

On January 11, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved final rules (the Final Rules) under Section 4s(h) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) (added by Section 731 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act)) that set forth general antifraud prohibitions and establish detailed business conduct standards that must be observed by CFTC-registered swap dealers (Swap Dealers or SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs) (together, Swap Entities) when they are entering into swaps with counterparties other than other Swap Entities (End Users


Volcker Rule permits bank-sponsored hedge fund access platforms
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2011

Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (which embodies the so-called Volcker Rule) will impose significant limits on the ability of banks and their affiliates (each, a "banking entity" or "BE") to engage in proprietary trading and to own or sponsor hedge funds when it comes into effect in July of 2012


Global regulators push back margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • Global, USA
  • March 20 2015

On March 18, the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) published a "final"


CFTC adopts enhanced customer protection rules
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • November 1 2013

On October 30, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final rules designed to enhance customer protection. The rules expand the information


BEA filing deadline looms for US persons with foreign affiliates
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • May 26 2015

Every five years, the US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) conducts a survey concerning the extent of investment abroad by


ISDA publishes long-awaited Equity Derivatives Definitions
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • July 15 2011

On July 8, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) published its 2011 Equity Derivatives Definitions


SEC issues final rule on beneficial ownership of securities via security-based swaps
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2011

In March, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a proposed rule that was intended to meet the SEC's obligations under Section 766 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to determine the extent to which a security-based swap will be deemed to involve the acquisition of beneficial ownership of underlying equity securities for the purposes of Sections 13 and 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Lehman Brothers court, building on Semcrude and Swedbank decisions, denies triangular setoff by swap counterparty
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2011

The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York (the Court), has held that section 553(a) of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits a swap counterparty from setting off amounts owed to the debtor against amounts owed by the debtor to affiliates of the counterparty, notwithstanding the safe harbor provision in section 561 of the Bankruptcy Code and language in the ISDA Master Agreement permitting the swap counterparty to effect “triangular” setoffs