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SEF Update: The CFTC, Substituted Co...

As the U.S. Commodity and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) works to finalize swap execution facility (SEF) rules by the year’s end, many brokers are urging them to curtail international rules that appear to...

ICE to Convert Energy Swaps Into Fut...

With new Dodd-Frank rules set to take effect in the coming months, IntercontinentalExchange Inc. (ICE) has announced that it will transition all currently cleared energy swaps to futures contracts. The move is...

CFTC Finalizes Rule Defining Swaps

In a long-awaited move, the CFTC approved a rule on July 10 defining what constitutes a swap under Section 721 of the Dodd-Frank Act. The CFTC’s definition includes products such as interest rate swaps,...

CFTC adopts final rules on roles for...

The CFTC approved four final rules impacting the responsibilities and roles of swap dealers (“SDs”) and major swap participants (“MSPs”). The rules attempt to minimize trading risk for...

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