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CFTC issues interpretation of Dodd-Frank anti-fraud authority
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2011

Amendments made to the Commodity Exchange Act by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act) require that an agreement, contract or transaction in any commodity that is entered into with, or offered to, a non-eligible contract participant or non-eligible commercial entity on a leveraged, margined, or financed basis must be conducted on a regulated exchange and be subject to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s anti-fraud authority, unless actual delivery of the commodity is made within 28 days


CFTC issues proposed rule on process for making a swap available to trade
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2011

If a swap execution facility (SEF) or designated contract market (DCM) makes a “swap available to trade,” all other SEFs and DCMs listing or offering that swap or an economically equivalent swap must also make those swaps available to trade for purposes of the trade execution requirements of section 2(h)(8) of the CEA


CFTC adopts final rule on registration on foreign boards of trade
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2011

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has adopted final rules (which are substantially similar to the proposed rules) that replace the existing system of staff-issued no-action letters with a registration system for foreign boards of trade (FBOTs) seeking to provide their members or other participants located in the U.S


CFTC adopts final rule on investment of customer funds
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2011

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has adopted amendments to CFTC Rules 1.25 and 30.7 that would narrow the scope of permissible investments for customer funds held by futures commission merchants (FCMs) and derivatives clearing organizations (DCOs) in the customer segregated account maintained under section 4d(a)(2) of the Commodity Exchange Act or the foreign futures and foreign options secured amount account maintained in accordance with CFTC Rule 30.7


Public meeting of the technology advisory committee
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2011

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Technology Advisory Committee will hold a public meeting on December 13, to address: (1) emerging issues in relation to swap execution facilities; (2) high frequency traders and their market impact; and (3) interim recommendations from the subcommittee on data standardization regarding universal product and legal entity identifiers, standardization of machine-readable legal contracts, and data storage and retrieval


Final rules regarding business conduct standards for SDs and MSPs
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final rules implementing business conduct standards rules for swap dealers (SDs) and major swap participants (MSPs) (collectively, SDsMSPs), regulating their dealings with counterparties and additional requirements when they deal with “Special Entities,” which the final rules define to include: (1) a Federal agency; (2) a State, State agency, city, county, municipality, or other political subdivision of a State, or any instrumentality, department, or a corporation of or established by a State or political subdivision of a State; (3) any employee benefit plan subject to Title I of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA); (4) any governmental plan, as defined in Section 3 of ERISA; (5) any endowment, including an endowment that is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or (6) any employee benefit plan defined in Section 3 of ERISA, not otherwise defined as a Special Entity, that elects to be a Special Entity by notifying an SDMSP of its election prior to entering into a swap with the particular SDMSP


CFTC order authorizing NFA to perform SD and MSP registration
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued an order authorizing the National Futures Association to process and grant applications for registration and withdrawals of registration with respect to SDs and MSPs, to issue notices of provisional registration, to confirm initial compliance with requirements applicable to SDs and MSPs under Section 4s of the CEA, to conduct proceedings to deny, condition, suspend, restrict, or revoke the registration of any SD or MSP, to maintain records regarding SDs and MSPs, and to serve as the official custodian of those records


Final rules regarding registration of swap dealers and major swap participants
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final rules establishing a registration process for SDs and MSPs


Final rules on protection of cleared swaps customer contracts and collateral and amendments to the commodity broker bankruptcy provisions
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission adopted final rules implementing section 724 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the Dodd-Frank Act), which prescribes the manner in which cleared swaps and related collateral must be treated prior to and after bankruptcy


Proposed rules to implement Volcker rule
  • Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

At a public meeting on January 11, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, by a 3-2 vote (Commissioners O’Malia and Sommers, dissenting), voted to propose regulations to implement the provisions of Section 619 of the Dodd-Frank Act, commonly known as the “Volcker Rule.”