How will the Proposed Swaps Regulations Affect IBs?

Regulation of the OTC derivatives markets was a hallmark of the Dodd-Frank Act. While the swaps regulations will take time to implement, and may not necessarily impact Introducing Brokers in a direct manner, IBs should nonetheless pay attention to the swaps regulation drama for a couple of reasons. First, the CFTC’s focus on swaps means that their attention is not on other proposals, like Proposed Regulation 1.71. Secondly, as the swaps regulations begin to take form, there will be time and opportunity for IBs to modify their business models to capitalize on the new systems. Proposed Regulation 1.71 Proposed Regulation…

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