Tag Archives: Swap Dealers

CFTC Further Delays Swap Dealer De Minimis Threshold Drop

On October 26, 2017, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) issued an order postponing the automatic lowering of the swap dealer de minimis threshold. Instead of dropping from $8 billion in notional value (measured over the prior 12-month period) to $3 billion on December 31, 2018, which would have required firms to begin tracking swap … Continue Reading

CFTC Proposes Capital Rules for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants

On December 2, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) proposed rules establishing capital requirements for swap dealers (“SDs”) and major swap participants (“MSPs”). The CFTC’s proposed capital rules would cover those swap dealers and major swap participants that are not subject to prudential regulation. Chairman Timothy Massad noted in his attached statement that the … Continue Reading

CFTC Issues Order Postponing Swap Dealer De Minimis Threshold Drop

On October 13, 2016, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an order postponing until December 31, 2018, the lowering of the swap dealer de minimis threshold to $3 billion.  The Dodd-Frank Act provided that, absent action by the CFTC, the swap dealer de minimis threshold — the gross notional amount of swap dealing activity … Continue Reading
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