Sefs in stasis as final rules edge closer

Sefs in stasis

Ben Macdonald

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) stated on September 8 that it hopes to consider final rules on the registration and operation of swap execution facilities (Sefs) during the first quarter of 2012, adding a little more clarity to what has been a very hazy timeline. Would-be Sefs say their plans have been put on ice by the uncertainty, and the ambitions of many others suffocated. That’s despite the huge opportunity handed to the platforms by the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires

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