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Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 28 Mar 2019

New Swaps Proficiency Requirements for All Swap-related Associated Persons

On March 25, 2019, the National Futures Association (NFA) published amendments to NFA Bylaw 301 and Compliance Rule 2-24 to require all associated


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 5 Dec 2018

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

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


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 18 Oct 2018

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

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


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 23 Aug 2018

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

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


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 16 Jul 2018

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

Background LIBOR (London Interbank Offered Rate) and other interbank offered rates (IBORs) are interest rate benchmarks that are widely used for many


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 7 Jun 2018

Volcker RuleChanges Proposed by U.S. Federal Agencies

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


Sidley Austin LLP | USA | 28 Feb 2017

Reference Tool: Financial Regulations That Could be Impacted by the New Administration

To date, the chorus of the new administration has been deregulation. President Donald Trump has stated that he plans “to be cutting a lot out of


Sidley Austin LLP | USA, United Kingdom, European Union, etc. | 21 Feb 2017

Derivatives Quarterly Newsletter: 4th Quarter 2016

On October 11, 2016, the CFTC proposed rules (Proposed Cross-Border Rules) that address the cross-border application of certain of the CFTC's swaps


Sidley Austin LLP | USA, Global, Hong Kong | 10 Nov 2016

Derivatives Quarterly Newsletter: 3rd Quarter 2016

CFTC Staff Issues Advisory Reminding Futures Commission Merchants and Introducing Brokers of Compliance Requirements Regarding Suspicious Activity


Sidley Austin LLP | USA, United Kingdom, China, etc. | 15 Aug 2016

Derivatives Quarterly Newsletter - August 15, 2016

On May 24, 2016, the CFTC adopted a final rule (the Final Rule) that will determine how the CFTC’s margin rules for uncleared swaps, which were

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