ABA Urges CFTC to Adopt Risk-Based Measure for Swap Regulations

ABA today welcomed the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s proposal to set the swap dealer de minimis threshold at $8 billion on a permanent basis while noting that it could be set even higher or, preferably, replaced with a risk-based threshold instead of a fixed aggregate gross notional amount of swaps.

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Bankers Say S. 2155’s Reciprocal Deposit Provision Most Helpful

When asked to rank eight key provisions of S. 2155 -- the new regulatory reform law -- based on their likelihood to positively affect their institution, community and midsize bank executives said that the law’s provision amending the Federal Deposit Insurance Act to make most reciprocal deposits non-brokered ranked highest.

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