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CFTC’s LabCFTC Releases Primer on Smart Contracts

USA - November 30 2018 On November 27, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s LabCFTC released “A CFTC Primer on Smart Contracts” to provide information on a variety of...

Laura N. Krcmaric.


CFTC Approves a Final Rule to Amend Uncleared Swap Margin Requirements

USA - November 30 2018 On November 19, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved a final rule to amend its margin requirements for uncleared swaps for swap dealers...

Laura N. Krcmaric.


CFTC Takes Action on Rules Relating to Swaps and Swap Execution Facilities

USA - November 9 2018 In a 5-0 vote, the CFTC adopted an amendment to the definition of the term “swap dealer” to set the permanent aggregate gross notional amount...

Gregory A. Uffner, Leonard M. Licht.


CFTC’s Office of the Chief Economist Issues Report on Initial Margin Phase 5

USA - November 2 2018 On October 31, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Office of the Chief Economist issued a report on “Phase 5” of the uncleared margin rules...

Timothy D. Nolan.


CFTC Issues No-Action Relief Regarding FCM’s Deposit of Customer-Owned Securities

USA - November 2 2018 On October 31, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued Letter No. 18-26 to...

Timothy D. Nolan.