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News Release: CFTC’s Derivatives Rule Opens A New Gap In Market Regulation
March 25, 2019 – 3:52 pm

The requirement in the Dodd-Frank Act that major dealers in financial derivatives be regulated as such, and meet risk management and business conduct standards, is a direct response to derivatives market abuses that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis. The loophole created by today’s Final Rule could permit large-scale evasion of this requirement.

Letters to Regulators: AFR sent a letter to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission criticizing a new de minimis threshold proposal
August 14, 2018 – 9:33 am

The de minimis exemption is a critical element of the swap dealer rule, as it determines which swap dealers will actually be designated as regulated swap dealers and subject to formal dealer oversight. This CFTC …