Coming in 2013: Swap Designated IBs

The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 amended the definitions of FCM, IB, CPO and CTA to include “swaps.” On August 13, 2012, the CFTC published final rule definitions for “swaps”, “security-based swaps” and “security-based swap agreement”. Therefore, any IBs that are not currently registered but are acting as an IB with respect to swaps subject to…...

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