CFTC Final Rules on Registration of Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants

On January 11, pursuant to Section 731 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the CFTC adopted final regulations which, among other things: (i) establish a registration process for swap dealers and major swap participants; (ii) require swap dealers and major swap participants to be members of a registered futures association; and (iii) subject “Push-Out Affiliates” to the same requirements. CFTC Release. CFTC Final Rule.