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Cybersecurity for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Managers

USA - July 20 2017 Managing money and finding alpha is never easy. In addition to tough trading and market conditions, fund managers must also address cybersecurity…

European Regulators to Take Risk-Based Approach to Variation Margin Compliance

European Union, USA - February 24 2017 On February 23, 2017, the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) announced that neither the ESAs nor competent authorities (CAs) would provide…

Swap Dealer Banks Win Six Month Phase-In for Variation Margin Requirements for Most Counterparties

USA - February 23 2017 U.S. swap dealer banks received much needed breathing room, but not complete relief from the March 1, 2017 variation margin (VM) deadline for swaps…

CFTC Implements Phase-in Period for New Variation Margin Requirements

USA - February 20 2017 On February 13, 2017, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued time-limited no-action relief providing a six-month grace period for…

High Frequency Trading: The Path Forward for Market Liquidity and Stability

USA - February 19 2017 Over the past decade, electronic trading and the use of automated code or algorithms to generate orders with execution times consisting of…

Will the CFTC Postpone the March 1, 2017 Variation Margin Deadline?

USA - February 2 2017 Derivatives traders and lawyers are focused on March 1. Not for any basketball tournaments, but for the variation margin (VM) big bang. From March 1…

WORM Out, Blockchain In: The CFTC Proposes to Modernize Recordkeeping Requirements

USA - January 18 2017 On January 12, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed to amend its recordkeeping requirements set forth in Regulation 1.31…

President-Elect Trump Will Bring Changes to the SEC and CFTC

USA - November 10 2016 The inauguration of Donald Trump as President, together with the Republican majority Congress, will trigger changes at the SEC and CFTC in 2017. SEC…

Avocados, the U.S. Constitution and the CFTC’s Regulation Automated Trading

USA - November 9 2016 Most derivatives and capital market lawyers usually spend more time worrying about the price of avocados than Constitutional law issues. Hungry…

FSB Studies FinTech: Innovation Facilitators, Sandboxes, Hubs and Accelerators

Global - November 4 2016 In his speech on November 3, 2016 at Chatham House in London, Financial Stability Board (FSB), Secretary General, Svein Andresen noted the “hype”…