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Section 716 of the Dodd-Frank Act will force swap dealers to hive off certain derivatives businesses into separate affiliates. But the legislation is fiendishly complicated, riddled with oversights and...
Senator's letter fails to assuage end-user concerns over non-cleared swaps
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Derivatives safe harbours are viewed as crucial to close-out netting. However, they are under siege from the US Congress, where legislators have tried to undo the protections given to market participants when a counterparty defaults. Mark Pengelly reports...
New draft legislation on financial regulatory reform will require real-time reporting of derivatives trades to both regulators and the public, according to Blanche Lincoln, chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, who is...
Chris Dodd, chairman of the US Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs and a significant contributor to the incoming US over-the-counter derivatives legislation, will retire from the senate next year. After two years at the helm of the...
To say the regulatory environment for over-the-counter derivatives looks uncertain would be an understatement of epic proportions. Over a period of 26 days, between October 15 and November 10, no fewer than three legislative proposals emerged from the...
Reform of derivatives markets is gathering pace in the US ahead of a crucial debate in the House of Representatives. But questions remain over exemptions for corporate hedgers and foreign exchange swaps and forwards, meaning the final architecture of...
Legislation to regulate the over-the-counter derivatives market took its first steps through the US Congress last month, with two House committees passing versions of a US Treasury bill submitted in August. The two proposals must now be reconciled and...
This paper discusses a number of diverse considerations that risk managers need to incorporate into their thought processes and recurring procedures if they are to fulfill their role more effectively in the future
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