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CFTC Proposes to Overhaul its SEF Rules and Adopts a Permanent Threshold for the Swap Dealer De Minimis Exception

USA - December 5 2018 At an open meeting of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on November 5, 2018, the CFTC Commissioners voted to approve (i) a final rule...

Andrew E. Nelson, Michael S. Sackheim, Nathan A. Howell, William J. Nissen, Kate L. Lashley, Joseph E. Schwartz.


Security-Based Swap Rules Back on Track: SEC Reopens Comment Period for Proposals

USA - October 18 2018 Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank) gives the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission...

Erin N. Kauffman, Andrew P. Blake, Kate L. Lashley.


CFTC Proposes Rules to Simplify Process for Non-U.S. Clearing Organizations to Obtain DCO Registration Exemption

USA - August 23 2018 The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPR) proposing to codify the CFTC’s existing policies and...

Geoffrey F. Aronow, Victoria A. Anglin, Michael S. Sackheim, Nathan A. Howell.


LIBOR’s Final Chapter: Practical Considerations for Buy Side Market Participants

USA - July 16 2018 Background LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) and other interbank offered rates (IBORs) are interest rate benchmarks that are widely used for many...

Matthew Dening, Elizabeth M. Schubert, Ellen P. Pesch, Nathan A. Howell, Michele Navazio.


Volcker RuleChanges Proposed by U.S. Federal Agencies

USA - June 7 2018 The five U.S. federal agencies that are principally responsible for banking and financial market regulation in the United States (collectively, the...

Michael D. Lewis, James Brigagliano, William Eckland, Connie M. Friesen, William Shirley, Benson R. Cohen.