In response to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s notice of intent to extend information collection on certain swap transactions, ABA urged the commission to amend the pertinent regulation. At issue is an annual reporting requirement for banks engaging in swap transactions that qualify for an exemption to the CFTC’s swaps clearing requirement. The duration of
In a letter yesterday, ABA and four financial trades called on regulators to address lingering challenges as they continue implementation of the final policy framework for margin requirements for non-centrally cleared derivatives.
To facilitate compliance with their rules regarding qualified financial contracts of systemically important banks, the federal banking agencies today finalized a rule clarifying that legacy swaps — those entered into before the margin rules’ compliance dates — do not become subject to margin requirements provided they are amended solely to comply with QFC rules.
Commercial banks reported total trading revenue of $6.9 billion in the second quarter of 2018, down 16.2 percent from the first quarter of 2018, according to the OCC’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities today.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission today proposed a rule that would exempt from clearing requirements certain swaps entered into by financial holding companies with less than $10 billion in assets.
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.
In a unanimous vote, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission today proposed a rule that would simplify complex rules for counterparty notification by swap dealers.
In just three months since the secured overnight financing rate was published, the number of transactions underlying SOFR on a daily basis has already surpassed the amount of those underlying Libor, Federal Reserve Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles said during taped remarks at a public roundtable hosted by the Alternative Reference Rates Committee today.
The International Swaps and Derivatives Association today published a consultation paper outlining plans to amend its standard documentation to implement fallbacks for certain key interbank offered rates in the event that an IBOR is permanently discontinued.
Commercial banks reported total trading revenue of $8.2 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up 62.8 percent from the fourth quarter of 2017 and 15 percent from the year before, according to the OCC’s Quarterly Report on Bank Trading and Derivatives Activities today.