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The ARRC's Final Fallback Language Recommendations For New LIBOR Syndicated Loans
During the past month, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee ("ARRC") has published its final recommendations for LIBOR fallback language for floating rate notes, syndicated loans, securitizations, and bilateral loans.
United States
7 Jun 2019
The ARRC's Final Recommendations For New Fallbacks For LIBOR Floating Rate Notes
On April 25, 2019, the Alternative Reference Rates Committee ("ARRC") published "ARRC Recommendations Regarding More Robust Fallback Language for New Issuances of LIBOR Floating Rate Notes" ("ARRC Recommendations").
United States
17 May 2019
CFTC Permanently Sets The Swap Dealer De Minimis Threshold At $8 Billion And Determines Not To Adopt Other Proposed Changes
On November 5, 2018, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission ("CFTC") finalized an amendment to the de minimis exception within the swap dealer ("SD") definition ("SD Threshold Amendment").
United States
22 Nov 2018
US Banking Agencies Propose Changes To Calculation Of Derivative Contract Exposures Under Regulatory Capital Rules
A perennial challenge in the prudential regulation of banks' derivatives activities has been the development of uniform, administrable, yet adequately risk-sensitive standardized methods for calculating derivatives exposures for use in prudential ratios.
United States
15 Nov 2018
Court Finds That Virtual Currency Is A Commodity—For The Time Being
On September 26, 2018, a US federal court found that virtual currency constitutes a class of items that are commodities under the Commodity Exchange Act
United States
12 Nov 2018
A Septimana Mirabilis ("Wondrous Week") In Interest Rate Benchmark Reform?
Although it may not rival the annus mirabilis of 1905 in the history of science,1 the week of July 9, 2018 will certainly stand out for its high concentration of newsworthy pronouncements...
United States
25 Jul 2018
US CFTC Proposes To Restore Private Rights Of Action To Electric Market Participants Against Grid Operators
On May 10, 2016, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued a proposed amendment to its 2013 RTO/ISO Order that would effectively restore private rights of action against grid operators to electric market participants.
United States
17 May 2016
Green Bonds Grow Up—But Still Have Significant Room To Grow
The first quarter of 2016 may well be remembered as the time when so-called "green" bonds grew up.
United States
21 Apr 2016
CFTC And SEC Propose That Certain Electric Power Capacity And Natural Gas Peaking Contracts Are Not "Swaps"
The proposed guidance also states that this interpretation is not intended to affect the CFTC's existing interpretation of when an agreement, contract or transaction with embedded volumetric optionality would be considered a forward contract.
United States
14 Apr 2016
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Finds Bitcoin To Be A Commodity
On September 17, 2015, in an order in the Matter of Coinflip, Inc., d/b/a Derivabit, and Francisco Riordan, Respondents, CFTC Docket No., 15-29, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) found that the respondents had violated Sections 4c(b) and 5h(a)(l) of the Commodity Exchange Act and Commission Regulations 32.2 and 37.3(a)(l)
United States
21 Sep 2015
Corporate Renewable Energy Purchases Can Trigger Dodd-Frank Swap Reporting Requirements
Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act is called the Over-the-Counter Derivatives Reform and Transparency Act.
United States
25 Aug 2015
CFTC Issues No-Action Relief to Manager of a Collateralized Loan Obligation for Failure to Register as a Commodity Trading Advisor
By Letter No. 14-57 dated April 11, 2014 (Letter), the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) staff granted no-action relief to a manager (Manager) ..
United States
29 Apr 2014
Final Regulation Implementing the Volcker Rule
The US federal financial regulators recently approved the much-anticipated joint final regulation implementing the Volcker Rule.
United States
19 Dec 2013
US CFTC Issues FAQ Regarding Commodity Options - Further Guidance Likely Required
On September 30, 2013, the Division of Market Oversight of the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) released responses to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Commodity Options (FAQ).
United States
14 Oct 2013
Securitization Provisions Contained In Final Rule To Implement Basel III Regulatory Capital Framework In The United States
As noted in our recent Legal Update, the Final Rule generally adopted the rules for the treatment of securitization exposures under the regulatory capital framework that had been previously proposed5 without significant change, except as noted below.
United States
24 Jul 2013
Bank Regulators Approve Final Rule To Implement Basel III Capital Requirements In The United States
On July 2, 2013, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System approved a final rule to establish a new comprehensive regulatory capital framework for all US banking organizations.
United States
17 Jul 2013
US Secretary Of The Treasury Exempts FX Swaps And Forwards From Certain Requirements Under The US Commodity Exchange Act
On November 16, 2012, the US Secretary of the Treasury issued the long-awaited final determination.
United States
21 Nov 2012
Family Offices: CFTC Clarifies Status Of Single Family Investment Funds Under The Commodity Pool Operator Rules
On October 3, 2012, Mayer Brown issued a legal update advising about potential issues that could affect family investment funds as a result of recent regulatory changes caused by amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act of 1936 (CEA) by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Accountability and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank Act).
United States
8 Nov 2012
CFTC Clarifies Commodity Pool Treatment For Certain Securitizations And Provides Time-Limited No-Action Relief For Others
On October 11, 2012, the Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (Division) of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued interpretation letter No. 12-14, "Request for Exclusion from Commodity Pool Regulation for Securitization Vehicles" (the CFTC Securitization Interpretation Letter), to the American Securitization Forum (ASF) and the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA).
United States
22 Oct 2012
Family Offices: The Impact Of Commodity Pool Operator Rules On Family Investment Funds
Family offices or high net worth clients often create investment funds to manage commingled family assets.
United States
4 Oct 2012
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