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Federal Reserve Bank of New York hosts meeting for market participants regarding OTC commitments
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • January 20 2010

Last week, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY) held another meeting for major market participants and their international and domestic supervisors to discuss progress made in improving the infrastructure of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market


Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission holds first day of hearings on role of derivatives in financial crisis
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 30 2010

Today, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) held the first of two days of hearings related to the role of derivatives in the financial crisis, and specifically through the prism of two companies, American International Group (AIG) and Goldman Sachs


CFTC Chairman Gensler proposes regulatory framework for derivatives at Senate hearing
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2009

On June 4, 2009, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing entitled "Regulatory Reform and the Derivatives Markets," at which Chairman Gary Gensler of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed a comprehensive regulatory framework to govern over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives dealers and OTC derivatives markets, regardless of what type of derivative is traded currently or in the future and whether the derivative is standardized or customized


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


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


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


Congressman Frank releases discussion draft of proposed legislation to regulate over-the-counter derivatives market
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • October 6 2009

On Friday, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), Chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, released a discussion draft of proposed legislation to strengthen the regulation of the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market


SEC permits Chicago Mercantile Exchange to operate clearing entity for credit default swaps
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • March 18 2009

Late last week, the SEC announced its approval of conditional temporary exemptions to allow the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) to operate as a central counterparty (CCP) to clear credit default swaps (CDS), based on a request for exemptive relief submitted by CME and Citadel Investment Group, L.L.C. (Citadel


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.”


FRBNY receives commitments from market participants to expand central clearing for OTC derivatives
  • Alston & Bird LLP
  • USA
  • September 9 2009

Yesterday, fifteen global over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives dealers submitted a letter to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (FRBNY), affirming their commitment to increase their usage of central counterparties (CCPs) for clearing and setting initial target performance levels to achieve such commitments