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 requires daring interpretative leaps, which has left...
Derivatives reform in the US has kicked off a new era for the CFTC, which will see a significant expansion of its authority under the updated regulatory regime, as Pauline McCallion reports
Taking a more uniform approach to certain aspects of power market development in the US could help build a stronger, greener generation portfolio. Pauline McCallion finds out more
US congressional gridlock over a federal cap-and-trade scheme has left regional programmes to continue the development of a nationwide patchwork of strategies to reduce carbon emissions
Isda's chairman discusses some of the changes in the regulation of the over-the-counter derivatives market
The planned Consumer Financial Protection Bureau could drive US focus on treating customers fairly for retail banking and credit products
Final version of Dodd-Frank financial reform bill tones down most draconian elements.
The US government is currently deciding whether to permanently increase the deposit insurance cover to $250,000 per depositor. The uncertainty is creating problems for the certificate of deposit industry.
US legislators are shoring up a range of sweeping financial regulations to tighten derivatives trading. Pauline McCallion provides an overview to the regulatory changes in the pipeline
Impending regulation changes will have a profound impact on the operational side of the energy markets as energy companies face capital adequacy issues. Lianna Brinded investigates how companies will cope and what repercussions the changes will have on...
Blanket forex exemption dropped from final bill; Treasury to determine issue
Reform bill ambiguity means end-users might have to post margin even if they don't clear swaps.
Risk-based charge will cover cost of reform bill passed today
If the US congress votes to lower the deposit insurance limit to $100,000, then that figure will count for products currently in circulation, says the FDIC
Heated debate and vote interruptions slow the reconciliation process
US financial reform edges closer as legislators prepare for the reconcilation of the House and Seante bills
Banks lobby to avoid spinning off swaps desks under planned regulatory reform
With concerns hanging over the US securitisation market, some industry participants are pushing the case of covered bonds as an alternative. The US Covered Bonds Act introduced in March represents a step forward, but can investors accept the quirks of...
The full effect of the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill on US offshore drilling policy remains unclear as the official investigation continues.
Last year's Scap stress tests for US banks were a one-off, the Fed chairman said today.
The aftermath of the financial crisis led to some innovative approaches to tackling energy credit risk. Pauline McCallion looks at developments and asks whether proposed US and European regulation will help or hinder innovation in this space
A speaker from BAML calls for delays to US financial reform proposals.
US oil and gas shale production - seen as a vital contributor to US energy needs - is under investigation due to environmental fears over extraction techniques.