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McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 20 Jul 2017

Cybersecurity for Private Equity and Hedge Fund Managers

Managing money and finding alpha is never easy. In addition to tough trading and market conditions, fund managers must also address cybersecurity


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 20 Feb 2017

CFTC Implements Phase-in Period for New Variation Margin Requirements

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


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 2 Feb 2017

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

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


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 18 Jan 2017

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

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


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 10 Nov 2016

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

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


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 9 Nov 2016

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

Most derivatives and capital market lawyers usually spend more time worrying about the price of avocados than Constitutional law issues. Hungry


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 3 Nov 2016

CFTC Extends Relief for Certain Package Transactions from the Trade Execution Requirement

On November 1, 2016, under No-Action Letter (NAL) 16-76, the CFTC Division of Market Oversight (DMO) extended its time-limited no-action relief for


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 30 Oct 2016

Swap Reporting: CFTC Continues to Push for Data Quality

On October 19, 2016, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad gave the keynote address at the Futures Industry Association (FIA) Futures and Options Expo. He


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 25 Oct 2016

CFTC Proposes New Rules For Cross-Border Swap Transactions

On October 11, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) proposed new rules governing cross-border swap transactions (Proposed Rules). The


McGuireWoods LLP | USA | 21 Oct 2016

CFTC Issues Final Order Exempting RTOs and ISOs From Private Rights of Action

On October 18, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) approved a final order (Final Order) to exempt certain transactions executed by

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