The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued a final rule regarding reporting and recordkeeping with respect to swaps. The effective date of the rule is March 13, 2012; compliance dates are dependent upon the completion of other CFTC rulemakings.
I. Reporting Of Swaps
A. Compliance dates
There are three staggered compliance dates...
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission recently adopted final rules regarding the business conduct standards with which swap dealers (“SDs”) and major swap participants (“MSPs”) must comply when entering into swaps with counterparties or advising clients regarding swaps.
All Eyes On Credit Default Swaps
In recent months, credit default swaps ("CDSs") have been the subject of growing public scrutiny. As defaults by sellers of these instruments have risen, there has been a call for governmental regulation, increased disclosure and transparency, and investigation into possible fraud and market manipulation.