Smooth start for CFTC’s re-jigged swap reporting rules

No problems yet, but some warn of potential pitfalls ahead with package trades and margin reporting

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The US Commodity Future Trading Commission’s updated swaps data reporting and record-keeping rules went live on December 5 without any major complications, market participants report – though some experts say it will take months for a full picture of the rollout to emerge.

“What we’ve been hearing from the market is, overall, smooth sailing,” says Leo Labeis, chief executive of regulatory reporting firm Regnosys. “But I think, typically, you need to wait three to six months, and start to look

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