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Bracewell LLP | USA | 25 Apr 2011

CFTC & Fed propose margin rules under Dodd-Frank: banks to be barred from accepting non cash collateral

On April 13, both the Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") and Federal Banking Regulators including the Federal Reserve1 proposed rules pursuant to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank") to establish collateral and margin requirements for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants ("SDMSPs") and swap counterparties.


Bracewell LLP | USA | 10 Dec 2010

CFTC proposes definitions for "swap dealer" and "major swap participant"

On December 1, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) voted out a proposed rulemaking to set final definitions for the key Dodd-Frank terms "Swap Dealer" and "Major Swap Participant," among others.


Bracewell LLP | USA | 9 Dec 2010

Regulators propose definitions that will determine the scope of their regulation of swaps and security-based swaps

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 8, 2010, jointly proposed rules to define "swap dealer," "security-based swap dealer," "major swap participant," "major security-based swap participant," and "eligible contract participant" as these terms are used in amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) and Securities Exchange Act of 1934 ('34 Act) enacted in Title VII of Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 (Dodd-Frank), which President Obama signed into law on July 21, 2010.

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