Regulatory Compliance Derivatives regulatory reforms, under Dodd-Frank for the U.S. and EMIR for Europe, have transformed the landscape of the OTC derivatives market. Chatham Financial has brought its 20-plus years of experience advising end users in the over-the-counter derivatives market to the global policy debate on financial regulatory reform. Experienced leadership: Our consultants have testified before the U.S. Congress and conducted educational briefings for Members of Congress and their staff. We’ve met with and written over 500 pages of comment letters to regulators in both the US and the EU, and been featured on panels of public roundtables hosted by the CFTC and SEC. We are also frequently quoted by news organizations in articles and opinion pieces which have appeared in numerous major publications. No other advisor to end users offers this powerful combination of market know-how and deep understanding…

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Today is the day. Even the apolitical among us know that if the two parties don’t agree today to something, anything – then the government will shut down at midnight. At least parts of it will. What comes next depends on whether you fall into the “essential” or “non-essential” category of government work. Services such as defense, homeland security, mail delivery, and even Congress will stay open for business, while national parks, and passport processing, among others, will grind to a halt as the funding tap runs dry. Without a spending resolution passed by Congress and signed into law, nearly 25% of the 3.3 million government workforce will be furloughed. As it turns out, when it comes to government spending, disagreement and indecision are all that is needed to shut it down. Whether you are for it or against it,…

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Thelma and Louise, James Bond, Frodo Baggins and the Inception Cast Following the election, financial and non-financial presses alike gravitated rapidly to the topic of the fiscal cliff. At present, lead articles on the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, CNBC, Fox News, and CNN splash pages all give top billing to the fiscal crisis and its implications for Main Street. American citizens are no different – Google Trends analysis reveals that searches on the term “fiscal cliff” on November 7th were 12 times more frequent than at any other point in the previous ninety days. Clearly, it’s on our minds. There are many scenarios that could play themselves out over the next fifty days, as Congress and the President work to find compromise in order to avert the tax hikes and spending cuts that could further damage the frail economy.…

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