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CFTC Adopts Permanent $8 Billion Threshold for Swap Dealer De Minimis Exception

USA - November 14 2018 On November 5, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted 5-0 to approve a final rule amending the swap dealer registration trigger…

Jonathan Marcus, Mark D. Young, Maureen A. Donley, Theodore M. Kneller.

CFTC Proposes to Simplify, Modernize Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Advisor Regulations

USA - November 13 2018 On October 18, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) published a proposal in the Federal Register (Proposed Rule) to amend several…

Jonathan Marcus, Kenneth E. Burdon, Maureen A. Donley, Michael K. Hoffman, Prashina J. Gagoomal.

Recent SEC No-Action, Re-Proposal for Security-Based Swaps Focus on Comparability With Other US Regulators

USA - November 12 2018 In recent days, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced a no-action position on enforcing its 2016 Business Conduct Standards against…

Mark D. Young, Maureen A. Donley.

CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Reaffirms Commitment to Aggressive Enforcement Efforts

USA - October 11 2018 On October 2, 2018, in a speech to the Economic Club of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher…

Daniel B. O'Connell, David Meister, Jonathan Marcus.

Final Phases of Initial Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps Expected to Spark Additional Margin Compliance Efforts

Global, USA - July 26 2018 On July 19, 2018, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)…

Jonathan Marcus, Mark D. Young, Maureen A. Donley.