Shearman & Sterling Discusses Derivatives Regulation Under Trump

How will derivatives regulation change in the Trump Administration? During the campaign and since the election, President-elect Trump and his advisors, as well as key Congressional Republicans and other market participants, have suggested that aspects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (“Dodd-Frank”), should be rolled back, or even repealed outright. Derivatives regulation, however, has not been the focus of much of the discussion around financial regulation more generally, and some market participants have suggested that it would not necessarily be feasible or desirable to roll back the Dodd-Frank reforms completely. It will likely be some time … Read more

Shearman & Sterling explains SEC Moving Closer to Registration of Security-Based Swap Dealers and Major Security-Based Swap Participants

On August 5, 2015, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) took several incremental steps toward completing its regulatory framework for security‑based swap dealers and majority security‑based swap participants (“SBS Entities”). The SEC unanimously adopted final rules (the “Final Rules”) providing the registration process for SBS Entities, including the detailed forms that registrants will be required to file.[1] The SEC also voted 3‑2 to propose rules to establish a process for an SBS Entity to apply for permission to continue to have associated persons for security‑based swap activity that are subject to statutory disqualification (the “Disqualification Waiver Process”).

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