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ISDA To Publish T+2 Protocol

Posted in Derivatives, Dodd-Frank Developments
On September 5, the regular settlement cycle for most securities transactions in the United States will change from three days (T+3) to two days (T+2). In order to assist derivative market participants that have existing equity derivative transactions with payment dates based on T+3, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) has developed the 2017… Continue Reading

40 Days Left Until Compliance Date for Variation Margin Rules for Uncleared Swaps

Posted in Derivatives
As part of a global regulatory initiative, the United States, European Union, Canada, Switzerland, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore and Australia have all adopted, or are in the process of adopting, rules (Margin Rules) that impose mandatory variation margin requirements on non-cleared swaps and, in some cases, non-cleared security-based swaps and FX derivatives (collectively, “Covered Trades”).… Continue Reading

CFTC Issues No-Action Letter Regarding Use of Security-Based Swaps in Initial Margin Calculations for Uncleared Swaps

Posted in CFTC, Derivatives
On August 23, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight and Division of Clearing and Risk (the Divisions) issued a response to the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), which had requested the CFTC to clarify whether a covered swap entity (CSE) is permitted to include security-based swaps within the… Continue Reading

ISDA Launches Protocol Regarding Cross-Border Enforceability of Stays on Contractual Termination Rights

Posted in Derivatives, Dodd-Frank Developments
On May 5, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc. (ISDA) launched the ISDA Resolution Stay Jurisdictional Modular Protocol (Protocol), which is designed to assist market participants in complying with new regulations governing the cross-border enforceability of stays on contractual termination rights. The Protocol was developed in reaction to new regulatory changes, such as a… Continue Reading

ISDA Publishes Principles for US and EU Trading Platform Recognition

Posted in UK Developments
On February 24, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association Inc. (ISDA) published Principles for US/EU Trading Platform Recognition (Principles), which set out certain key principles and policy considerations that ISDA believes should facilitate comparability determinations and mutual recognitions between US and EU execution platforms. Notably, the Principles are primarily addressed to the US Commodities Futures… Continue Reading