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End-users are Dodd-Frank collateral damage according to CFTC Commissioner
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2015

CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo recently delivered remarks where he stated "Unfortunately, caught up in some of the collateral damage


2nd Circuit says MD&A rules provide basis for 10b-5 claims
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

In Stratte-McClure v. Morgan Stanley et al, the Second Circuit held that MD&A rules set forth in Item 303 of Regulation S-K can give rise to a Rule


New legislation exempts swap end users from margin requirements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2015

The House and Senate have passed legislation which provides that swap end-users do not have to provide initial and variation margin for uncleared


Democrats fend off changes to Volker Rule and derivative matters
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2015

The political gamesmanship has begun. According to Maxine Walters "Republicans attempted to move a package of 11 bills that contained controversial


ISDA survey finds end users uncertain about new margin requirements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • January 6 2015

Derivatives end users are concerned about the impact of new margin requirements for non-cleared derivatives, with a large number unsure whether they


2014 CFTC enforcement report another year of record sanctions
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2014

On November 6, 2014, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released its 2014 fiscal year Enforcement Report. In 2014, the CFTC continued


Others may seek swap reporting delay like Southwest
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2014

Reuters has an interesting article about a no-action letter the CFTC issued to Southwest Airlines to permit a 15 calendar day delay in reporting oil


Illegal “wash sales” in futures contracts result in $35 million fine
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 22 2014

On December 18, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a Consent Order against a foreign bank (the "Bank"), imposing a


What really happened to the swap pushout rule and Dodd-Frank sleepers from Cromnibus
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • December 17 2014

The swap pushout rule was originally embodied in Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act. Among other things, it prohibited "federal assistance" to any


CFTC gives treasury affiliates more relief from clearing requirements
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • November 26 2014

The CFTC issued a no-action letter providing further relief for eligible treasury affiliates that enter into swaps that are subject to the clearing