Asian energy markets liquid enough to sidestep Dodd-Frank compliant firms


There is enough liquidity in Asian energy markets for firms in the region to avoid the Dodd-Frank Act swap dealer requirements by not trading swaps with US-domiciled firms, according to exchange provider CME Group.

Starting on January 1, 2013, any firm classed as a US person under the Commodity Futures Trading Commission definition and any non-US firm trading with a US person will be limited to swaps deals of US$8 billion notional. Once this level is breached, a firm is classed as a swap dealer

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