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NFA proposes proficiency requirements for Swap APs

USA - March 18 2019 On March 5, 2019, the National Futures Association (NFA) submitted to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) proposed…

Alexander S. Holtan, Alfredo I.P. Hwang, Raymond A. Ramirez.

Federal judge finds in favor of defendants Donald Wilson and DRW Investments, LLC in market manipulation case brought by the CFTC

USA - December 5 2018 On November 30, 2018, nearly two years after the trial concluded, the US District Court for the Southern District of New York found in favor of…

Gregory S. Kaufman, Meghan R. Gruebner.

CFTC takes steps to increase regulatory oversight of virtual currency markets

USA - May 24 2018 On May 21, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced two actions intended to increase surveillance of virtual currency markets…

Gregory S. Kaufman.

The Deadline for Compliance With the U.S. Variation Margin Rules Is Approaching! Are You Ready?

USA - December 20 2016 The requirement that non-cleared swaps be fully margined, which is one of the last pillars of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and…

Alexander S. Holtan, Blair Paige Scott, Brian Barrett, Catherine M. Krupka, Cheryl I. Aaron, David Brown, Doyle Campbell, James M. Cain, Meghan R. Gruebner, Meltem F. Kodaman, Paul Sinnott, R. Michael Sweeney, Jr., Raymond A. Ramirez, Warren N. Davis.

Preliminary Report on the Swap Dealer De Minimis Exception

USA - December 10 2015 On November 18, the staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued a much anticipated report on the de minimis exception from the…

Alexander S. Holtan, James M. Cain.