March 19, 2014

Financial and Non-Financial End Users Issues under Dodd-Frank

Title: Financial and Non-Financial End User Issues under Dodd-Frank

Description: Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act creates a framework for regulation concerning the OTC derivatives market. This panel will review topical issues for both financial and non-financial end-users, including the following:

  • Product characterization issues (swaps vs forwards) and anti-evasion
  • Managing the end-user exception process
  • End user perspective on margin for uncleared swaps
  • End-user perspective on swap execution facilities, clearing arrangements, and netting
  • Cross-border concerns
  • Current commodity pool operator (CPO) and commodity trading advisor (CTA) issues

Panelists: Gary Barnett, US Commodity Futures Trade Commission, Washington, DC; Warren N. Davis, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, Washington, DC; Athena Velie Eastwood, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, Washington, DC; Jennifer Wu Han, Managed Funds Association, Washington, DC; Lauren Teigland-Hunt, Teigland-Hunt LLP, New York, NY; Jeffrey L. Steiner, Gibson Dunn, Washington, DC

Date: March 19, 2014

Presented by: Derivatives and Futures Law Committee

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