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Compliance and Risk

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.


The Commodity Futures Trading Commission yesterday unanimously adopted rule amendments simplifying its regulations governing chief compliance officer duties and annual compliance reporting requirements for registered swap dealers, major swap participants and futures commission merchants.


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.