uncleared swaps

CFTC Approves Final Rule on Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants

On December 16, 2015, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission approved a new regulation for uncleared swaps not regulated by the Federal Reserve Board, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Farm Credit Administration or the Federal Housing Finance Agency.  The new rule requires parties to collect margin in order to address concerns of entities taking on excessive risk. Press release.

CFTC Issues Proposed Rule on Cross-Border Margin

On June 29, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission voted unanimously to propose a rule that would apply the Commission’s margin requirements for uncleared swaps in the context of cross-border transactions (Proposed Rule). The Proposed Rule would apply to Commission-registered swap dealers and major swap participants that are not subject to the margin requirements of other prudential regulators, such as the Federal Reserve Board, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (collectively, covered swap entities). The comment period ends 60 days after the publication in the Federal Register.  Release.