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Tuesday, 17 January 2017

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SEC, CFTC merger talk revs up as swaps rules scrutinised

IFR 2166 14 January to 20 January 2017

US swaps governance, currently split between the SEC and CFTC, could be brought under one roof as a regulatory overhaul promised by Donald Trump reopens a long-running debate about a merger between the two agencies.

SEC, CFTC merger talk revs up as swaps rules scrutinised

IFR 2166 14 January to 20 January 2017

US swaps governance, currently split between the SEC and CFTC, could be brought under one roof as a regulatory overhaul promised by Donald Trump reopens a long-running debate about a merger between the two agencies.

Timothy Massad (R)

Swap rules set for overhaul as Massad quits CFTC

IFR 2165 7 January to 13 January 2017

CFTC chairman Timothy Massad will step down on January 20, opening the door for a partial dismantling of the Dodd-Frank rules as Christopher Giancarlo – CFTC commissioner and outspoken critic of “flawed” derivatives rules – is widely tipped to take over.

New committee to lead swaps identifier effort

IFR 2164 17 December to 6 January 2017

A new industry committee responsible for derivatives product identifiers has launched the first in a series of consultations as it looks at an April 2017 launch for testing an automated ISIN creation service for over-the-counter swaps.

DERIVATIVES-CDS sellers pose bigger contagion risk than CCPs; OFR

IFR 2163 10 December to 16 December 2016

Central counterparty clearing firms do not constitute a major source of systemic risk, a new study from the US Treasury shows, but large counterparties that are heavy net sellers of credit default swaps could pose a threat to the financial system, irrespective of the health of the clearinghouse.

      SEC, CFTC merger talk revs up as swaps rules scrutinised

      IFR 2166 14 January to 20 January 2017

      US swaps governance, currently split between the SEC and CFTC, could be brought under one roof as a regulatory overhaul promised by Donald Trump reopens a long-running debate about a merger between the two agencies.