A Regulation Timeline But Still No Certainty October 2011, International Treasurer By Mike Ashby Recently regulators gave a first glimpse into the timeline for when market participants will have to comply with new rules that promise to transform the over-the-counter derivatives market. On September 8, 2011, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) held an open meeting where they proposed a tentative schedule for implementation of key rules that will be finalized in the coming months. The rules relate to the implementation and compliance schedule for (1) the central clearing and trading requirements for swaps and (2) the trading documentation for swaps and margining requirements for non-cleared swaps executed with non-bank swap dealers. This article by Chatham’s Mike Ashby reviews the first glimpse of compliance deadlines for the new derivatives regulations. International Treasurer (iTreasurer) covers Corporate treasury management, cash management and…

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Frequently Asked Questions About Derivatives and End Users February 8, 2011 Covering topics from market and product basics, to end users and Title VII of the Dodd-Frank and rulemaking, this frequently asked questions guide is an easy to understand document on derivatives and how they are used by businesses today. Download Complete Article

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Top 10 Regulatory Risks for End Users in 2011 December 29, 2010 This year will stand as a landmark year in the history of finance. 2010 saw the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, legislation that constitutes the most comprehensive reworking of our financial system since the ‘30s. As 2010 comes to a close, regulators charged with writing and implementing the derivatives regulations under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act (“Title VII”) are nearing the half-way point. Chatham remains actively involved in the process, meeting with the primary financial regulatory agencies frequently and commenting on key rules. Download Complete Article

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