FSOC focuses on non-cleared trades in buy-side Sifi debate

CFTC chairman sees ‘very important distinction’ in cleared versus uncleared trades

Timothy Massad: FSOC designations should be data driven

US regulators will consider whether leverage-boosting derivatives used by hedge funds are cleared or non-cleared when they come to determine if such funds should be designated as systemically important financial institutions (Sifis).

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has been collecting data on swaps trades since January 2013, while the largest hedge funds have been reporting their risk exposures to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in quarterly Form PF filings since

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