Dodd-Frank special report


The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, introduced by senators Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, was enacted on July 21, 2010. The law, more commonly known as Dodd-Frank, is the keystone of the US government's response to the global financial crisis of 2008.

The law has 16 titles, but the main focus for commodity and energy trading firms is Title VII, which aims to regulate the market for over-the-counter derivatives. While the legislation set out a broad structure for the new