Swaps versus futurised swaps

The idea of a futurised swap is simple enough. It is a product with similar economic characteristics to an OTC swap that can be traded and cleared like a future.

Posted on: 02 May, 2013
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Extension to CFTC registration deadline highly likely for funds of funds

Funds of funds are likely to be given an extension to CFTC registration amid concerns that many organisations are still struggling to identify whether they can claim the Regulation 4.13(a)(3) exemption.

Posted on: 23 Nov, 2012

Managers still unaware of CFTC marketing restrictions

Concerns are mounting that few managers are aware they cannot take advantage of the JOBS Act's eased marketing and advertising restrictions if they claim the exemption to CFTC registration under Rule 4.13(a)(3).

Posted on: 15 Nov, 2012

GAIM Ops Paris 2012: APAC managers behind curve on CFTC registration, says PAAMCO exec

Asia-based hedge fund managers appear to be behind the curve with CFTC registration, according to a senior executive at PAAMCO, the $8.5 billion fund of funds, speaking at GAIM Ops Paris 2012.

Posted on: 18 Oct, 2012

CFTC clarifications on CPO registration welcome but challenges remain

Clarifications made by the CFTC on Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) registration have resolved some of the confusion for fund of funds but complexities still remain, a US law firm has said.

Posted on: 21 Aug, 2012

SS&C GlobeOp confirm they will launch CFTC reporting system for hedge funds

SS&C GlobeOp, the $400 billion AuA fund administrator, has confirmed it will create an electronic web-based system to help hedge fund managers report to the CFTC.

Posted on: 13 Aug, 2012

Buy-side firms urged to identify preferred SEFs quickly

Buy-side (and sell-side) institutions trading swaps need to identify quickly which swap execution facilities (SEFs) they want to use to enable them to continue executing swap transactions once Dodd-Frank is enacted.

Posted on: 25 Jul, 2012

Clarity needed on CFTC registration requirements for funds of funds

The CFTC must clarify whether funds of hedge funds are exempt from its registration requirements, a leading US law firm has said.

Posted on: 19 Jul, 2012

Hedge funds must hurry up with CFTC registration

Hedge funds must “hurry up” with CFTC registration now that US regulators have agreed upon a definition of what constitutes a swap, Kinetic Partners, a London-ba

Posted on: 12 Jul, 2012

Non-US hedge funds behind curve on CFTC registration

A significant number of non-US hedge funds appear to be behind the curve with their preparations for CFTC registration, a leading US law firm has warned.

Posted on: 06 Jul, 2012
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