CFTC Staff Issues Final Swap Dealer De Minimis Exception Report

By Athena Eastwood, Anthony Mansfield, Paul Pantano and Neal Kumar

On August 15, 2016, Staff of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) published a final report regarding the de minimis exception from swap dealer registration (“Staff De Minimis Report”).  The Staff De Minimis Report highlights continued insufficient data to identify swap dealing activity.  As a result, the Staff De Minimis Report does not include any Staff recommendations about whether the Commission should raise, lower, or retain the interim $8 billion de minimis threshold.  read more

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