The CFTC mandated that all swaps trading must be done through SEFs in order to add more transparency to the swaps market, which is often considered to be a major factor in the cause of the 2008 financial crisis.
The delays will affect the required reporting of foreign exchange swaps as well as equity swaps, by one and two months, respectively. The largest part of the market, fixed income and credit swaps, will be unaffected, and will begin being reported on October 2nd.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has approved the applications of SwapEx LLC, GFI Swaps Exchange LLC, and MarketAxess SEF Corporation for temporary registration as swap execution facilities (SEFs) pursuant to section 5h of the Commodity Exchange Act and section 37.3(c) of the Commission’s regulations.
The third phase of mandatory compliance with clearing requirements for certain Credit Default Swaps and Interest Rate Swaps was implemented on September 9, 2013.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today published a Concept Release on Risk Controls and System Safeguards for Automated Trading Environments in the Federal Register. The Release is intended to serve as an overview of potential measures that may be able reduce the likelihood and mitigate the impact of market disrupting events.
Terrence Duffy, Chairmen of the CME Group, counseled Senators against a pending CFTC ruling regarding collateral set aside by brokerages on July 17th, 2013. Duffy’s presentation before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry was in a hearing to evaluate the CFTC.
Cross border swaps have become a hot issue in the CFTC for some time now, but was resolved following last Friday’s vote, which passed the new regulations as well as a 75 day guidance period.
The European Commission and the CFTC have many advantages of developing cross-border regulations together. In light of this demonstration of international cooperation, some have hopes that the G20 promise to promote transparency in over-the-counter derivatives trading will become more of a focal point in regulation.
On Monday, the Basel Committee released a discussion paper dealing with the simplicity of the regulatory systems, leading some to take it as a sign that the committee may advocate simpler regulations in the future.
After weeks of speculation, it looks like the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will conclude a foreign regulatory issue this Friday, July 12th. The vote will regard how domestic regulations on swaps apply to foreign…