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NFA Board Approves Swaps Proficiency Requirements Program

Today the National Futures Association issued a press release announcing that its board approved the formation of a Swaps Proficiency Requirements Advisory Committee which will oversee the development of a Swaps Proficiency program for individuals to be tested on, according … Continue reading

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CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development

CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development May 16, 2018 CFTC Reduces Marketplace Barriers for Global Development Initiatives Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) today granted relief to non-US … Continue reading

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Chairman Giancarlo unveils ambitious new swaps reform agenda

By Lene Powell, J.D. In a new white paper, CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo laid out broad plans to revise CFTC rules on swaps clearing, execution, and reporting, as well as swap dealer capital requirements and an end user exception … Continue reading

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CFTC Extends No-Action Relief Between Certain Inter-affiliate Swaps

The Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) responded to letter from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) from November requesting extensions of CFTC exemption from the swap clearing requirement for inter-affiliate swaps and extension of no-action relief letters by … Continue reading

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Kodak Debt Swaps Soar as Camera Maker Said to Weigh Bankruptcy

"The cost to protect Eastman Kodak Co. (EK)'s debt from default jumped as the unprofitable 131-year-old camera maker is said to be weighing options including a bankruptcy filing. Credit-default swaps linked to the Rochester, New York-based company rose 4 percentage… … Continue reading

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