Return That Swap!

It’s too bad Bloomingdale’s isn’t selling interest rate swaps. Unlike retail items, swap returns are still accepted, regardless of your use or time of possession, and can even be returned to different parties than those to the original transaction. There is no “all sales final” policy, nor “receipt required,” nor “B-tag” in order to unwind a swap.


Summary of Final Rule Further Defining a Swap

Key Swap Dealer/MSP Rule Delayed…Again: CFTC to Hold Open Meeting To Consider Final Rule for Definition of Swap Dealer and Major Swap Participant and Other Rules

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) will hold a public meeting on Thursday, February 23, 2012, at 9:30 a.m. EST.


OTC Derivatives Regulatory Reform – Singapore Style

Singapore has released its proposal for OTC derivatives regulatory reform … Singapore currently holds 1.5% of the world swap market.


Hedge Now, “Pay” Later: Benefits of an Interest Rate Cap

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As short-term interest rates continue to hover near zero, intermediate-term swap rates have recently fallen to their lowest levels of 2011, and


Don’t bet on a quick fix for CMBS swap problem

An introduction to Swap breakage concerns within the struggling CMBS industry.   Download Now