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Reminder: Variation Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps Become Effective March 1, 2017

European Union, USA - October 28 2016 Starting March 1, 2017, many parties will become subject to mandatory margin rules imposed by U.S. Prudential Regulators and the Commodity Futures…

David S. Mitchell, Robert M. McLaughlin, Victoria T. Mazgalev, William J. Breslin.

Federal Reserve Board Proposes Restrictions on Qualified Financial Contracts of Systemically Important Banks

USA - June 1 2016 On May 3, 2016, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (the "Board") approved a proposal (the "Proposal") that, if adopted, would…

David S. Mitchell, Robert M. McLaughlin, William J. Breslin.

CFTC Approves Alternative to Fingerprinting Requirement for Foreign Natural Persons

USA - April 4 2016 On March 28, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the "Commission" or "CFTC") approved a final rule providing an alternative to…

David S. Mitchell, William J. Breslin.

CFTC Update: CFTC Issues Final Rule on Cross-Border Application of Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps

Global, USA - June 30 2016 On May 31, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the “CFTC”) published in the Federal Register a final rule (the “Final Rule”) addressing…

David S. Mitchell, Robert M. McLaughlin, Victoria T. Mazgalev, William J. Breslin.

Reminder: CPO and CTA Annual Affirmation Requirement

USA - February 1 2018 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") requires any person that claims an exemption from commodity pool operator ("CPO") registration…

David S. Mitchell, William J. Breslin.