Sutherland Alert: CFTC Issues Sixth Series of Proposed Rules Under Dodd-Frank Including Rules to Further Define Swap Entities December 2, 2010

by The Sutherland Regulatory Reform Task Force Team The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued its sixth series of proposed rules under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank) at an open meeting held yesterday, Wednesday, December 1, 2010. The proposed...

CFTC Re-Imposes Limitations on Derivative Activities by Registered Investment Companies

Amended Rule 4.5 will require the operators of Registered Funds to either limit such Funds' use of commodity futures, options, leverage contracts, retail forex contracts, and swaps (together, "commodity interests") or submit to dual regulation by the CFTC and the Securities and Exchange...

DLA Piper: CFTC Issues Two Proposals Affecting Those Engaging In Swaps Activities

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission has unanimously voted by seriatim (without a meeting) to issue two proposals which will affect "U.S. persons" who engage in swaps activities. The proposals address the hotly debated application of Dodd-Frank outside US soil, commonly referred to as "extraterritoriality"...