Sept. 9: AIFMD and EMIR Convergence: Implications and Solutions for Fund Managers

AIFMD and EMIR Convergence: Implications and Solutions for Fund Managers

September 9, 2014 | Recording Available
 
Fund managers who market or manage funds in Europe -- and who use derivatives to hedge their risks -- now face a convergence of regulations that impact their risk management and hedging programs going forward. This webinar will tell you what you need to know about AIFMD and EMIR regulations and what practically needs to be done to comply and avoid disruption to your business.
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The New Face of Numismatism

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It’s amazing what you miss when you ignore social media for a few days. For example, take this declaration published in a recent article in the Minnesota Star Tribune: “The days when a convicted bank robber could get a job selling gold coins in Minnesota are coming to an end.” What? Over already? I only just learned that this is a thing! But alas, it’s true. It seems that unscrupulous numismatists are about as common as lakes up there in Minnesota, so much so that the state recently passed a law aiming to get the crooks out of the coin business. The new law shakes down around two central thrusts: regulate retail coin dealers, and...
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Webinar: AIFMD and EMIR Convergence: Implications and Solutions for Fund Managers

Webinar: AIFMD and EMIR Convergence: Implications and Solutions for Fund Managers

September 9, 2014 | 2 - 3PM BST | 3 - 4 PM CEST | 9 - 10AM EDT

Fund managers who market or manage funds in Europe -- and who use derivatives to hedge their risks -- now face a convergence of regulations that impact their risk management and hedging programs going forward. This webinar will tell you what you need to know about AIFMD and EMIR regulations and what practically needs to be done to comply and avoid disruption to your business. REGISTER HERE


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BreakingViews: Guest view: U.S. swaps need clearer reform

Guest view: U.S. swaps need clearer reform

July 25, 2014, BreakingViews
By Luke Zubrod
Clearer changes are needed for U.S. derivatives markets than the Dodd-Frank Act’s prescription. Four years after the regulatory reboot became law, many of the reformers’ hopes have been realized.

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Regulators to Issue Corporate Margin Requirements Soon

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Regulators to Issue Corporate Margin Requirements Soon
By John Hintze, iTreasurer
June 23, 2014
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“In the meantime, talk is circulating that the long dormant regulatory proposal’s revival may be imminent. Luke Zubrod, a director at Chatham Financial, said US regulators will likely change the proposal to resemble more closely the recommendations issued by the Working Group on Margin Requirements (WGMR), which was formed in 2011 by the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS) and the International Organizations of Securities Commissions (IOSCO). For example, US regulators proposed separate margin requirements for high-risk and low-risk financial end users, whereas the WGMR recommended only one.”
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Perpetual Extraterritorial Trading or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Market Regulation

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NEW YORK, N.Y. – Peter Beyers and Stanley Sellers, two former Wall-Street derivative’s traders, are leading a group of financial professionals in a quest to create a derivatives trading system completely untethered from financial regulation. The idea is to establish human and technological infrastructure robust enough to support a legitimate presence in the derivatives market that operates apart from any regulatory scheme. “Navigating the do’s and don’ts of the new and existing regulation across the world is becoming increasingly difficult and burdensome for market participants,” said Mr. Beyers. “Imagine the efficiencies you could create by cutting away all the red tape.”

But finding a way to stay out of reach...
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Derivatives Regulation Case Study: Regulatory Compliance Assessment

Derivatives Regulation Case Study: Regulatory Compliance Assessment

Our Client:

A Fortune 100 technology company with international operations and multiple hedging programs involving exchange-traded and over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives across different asset classes, including foreign exchange, interest rates, and credit.

Situation:

The company was concerned about the impact of new derivatives regulations on its hedging programs, including how the parent company and numerous subsidiaries might be classified under Title VII, what new regulatory requirements might apply, and the extent to which hedging costs may increase due to new regulatory requirements. The client’s hedging programs spanned multiple global regulatory jurisdictions and included several different entities including both financial and nonfinancial entities.

Summary:

Chatham conducted an in-depth review of the hedging programs, spending two days onsite at the client’s premises to interview stakeholders within...
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CRE Finance World: Sizing Up the Impact of Derivatives Regulation on the European Property Sector

Sizing Up the Impact of Derivatives Regulation on the European Property Sector

June 2014, CRE Finance World
By Luke Zubrod and Phong Dinh
In the online published edition of CRE Finance World, Chatham regulatory experts Luke Zubrod and Phong Dinh contributed on the topic of “Sizing Up the Impact of Derivatives Regulation on the European Property Sector” reviewing the state of EMIR enforcement and the emerging requirements facing financial risk management programmes.

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Sizing Up the Impact of Derivatives Regulation on the European Property Sector

Sizing Up the Impact of Derivatives Regulation on the European Property Sector
June 12, 2014, CRE Finance World

"In the recently published edition of CRE Finance World, Chatham regulatory experts Luke Zubrod and Phong Dinh contributed on the topic of “Sizing Up the Impact of Derivatives Regulation on the European Property Sector” reviewing the state of EMIR enforcement and the emerging requirements facing financial risk management programmes.” Read More


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Mar. 20: EMIR Compliance: Finding a Clear Path Forward

EMIR Compliance: Finding a Clear Path Forward

March 20, 2014 | Recording Available

To help affected end users and their advisors understand EMIR Risk Mitigation and Trade Reporting obligations and take action to address them, Chatham Financial is pleased to present this webinar in which we explain the current EMIR requirements and their impact on you; your alternatives to address these requirements; and ways to evaluate these alternatives.