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Market participants make further commitments on over-the-counter derivatives
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 2 2010

Yesterday, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and industry market participants, including dealers and buy-side institutions, submitted a letter to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) outlining new commitments to bring further transparency and standardization to the over-the-counter (OTC) derivates market, apply collateral management best practices and further utilize central clearing in the credit and interest rate derivatives markets


CFTC Chairman Gensler testifies on OTC derivatives markets
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2010

Yesterday, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler appeared before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at a hearing regarding the regulation of over-the-counter derivatives, particularly with respect to the energy markets


Senate Subcommittee holds hearing on regulation of OTC derivatives market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2009

Yesterday, the Subcommittee on Securities, Investment and Insurance of the Senate Banking Committee held a two-panel hearing entitled the "Over-the-Counter Derivatives: Modernizing Oversight to Increase Transparency and Reduce Risks."


Senator Lincoln proposes alternate bank spinoff provision
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 15 2010

Senator Blanche Lincoln (D-NE), Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, who advocated for a provision in the financial regulatory reform bill that would effectively force banks to spin off their derivatives trading businesses, has released a minimal term sheet modifying this provision


ISDA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committees and Auction Settlement CDS Protocol
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • April 8 2009

Today, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) announced the successful implementation of the ISDA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committees and Auction Settlement CDS Protocol (otherwise referred to as the “Big Bang” Protocol), with over 2,000 parties adhering to the Protocol


Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation issues policy for releasing CDS data to global regulators
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2010

On Tuesday, the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) issued a policy statement regarding the release of data contained in the DTCC Trade Information Warehouse (the “Warehouse”) on virtually all of the outstanding credit default swaps (CDS) traded globally, which includes approximately “2.3 million contracts from trading counterparties located in 52 countries” and “covering credit obligations of entities located in more than 90 countries around the world.”


FINRA launches Interim Pilot Program on margin requirements for transactions in CDS
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2009

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA) has established an Interim Pilot Program with respect to margin requirements for certain transactions in credit default swaps (CDSs


U.S. Treasury announces proposed regulatory framework for OTC derivatives
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • May 13 2009

Today, the U.S. Treasury Department released a proposal, also submitted in a letter to Congressional leaders, which contemplates a comprehensive regulatory framework for all over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, largely because “massive risks in derivatives markets have gone undetected by both regulators and market participants.”


SEC permits Eurex Clearing AG and ICE Clear Europe Limited to operate as central counterparties for credit default swaps
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2009

Today, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced its approval of conditional temporary exemptions to allow Eurex Clearing AG (Eurex) and ICE Clear Europe Limited (ICE) to operate as central counterparties (CCPs) to clear credit default swaps (CDS


House Agriculture Committee holds hearing on discussion draft of Financial Stability Improvement Act
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • November 18 2009

Yesterday, the House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the discussion draft of the Financial Stability Improvement Act of 2009 (the FSIA) released by the Treasury and the House Financial Services Committee in late October, which is still currently under mark-up by the House Financial Services Committee