Overview of OTC Derivatives Legislation

July 21, 2010

On July 21, 2010, President Obama signed into law the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, an historic piece of legislation that will enact the most sweeping set of rules for the financial services industry since the 1930s. Following is a summary of one of the sections of the legislation that specifically deals with regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives. The summary is intended to be used to understand the key elements of the derivatives title and can be used as a quick reference guide for market participants.

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