PLI New York Center,
810 Seventh Avenue at 53rd Street (21st floor),
New York, New York 10019
October 29-30, 2012
Why you should attend
The Dodd-Frank Act establishes a novel, comprehensive framework for the regulation of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives and the market participants who transact in these products. The far-reaching effect of the Dodd-Frank Act upon the OTC markets is only now becoming clear.
The new regulatory regime touches the activities of all participants in the swaps markets, from end users to major swap participants to swap dealers. The new regulations will also affect a broad range of market facilities from clearinghouses to exchanges, to newly-conceived swap execution facilities and swap data repositories.
The Dodd-Frank Act imposes registration requirements, mandatory clearing and trading requirements, margin requirements, capital and business conduct standards, and transaction and position reporting, as well as limitations on swap positions.
The legislation also establishes new limitations on the scope of derivatives and proprietary trading activities that may be conducted by certain financial institutions.
At this program, our distinguished faculty will provide a comprehensive overview of the new regulatory framework for OTC derivatives and derivatives market participants, and explain how the new regulatory framework will affect these products, the structure of the market for these products and market participants. The program will also cover documentation issues, and recent developments in tax, accounting and litigation related to OTC derivatives, as well as professional responsibility issues associated with derivatives.
What you will learn
- A comprehensive analysis of the new regulatory framework for OTC derivatives:
- Who is required to register and as what?
- How is cross-border activity covered under the new regulatory framework?
- What are the new mandatory clearing and trading requirements?
- What are the new reporting requirements?
- What are swap execution facilities?
- Who must be regulated as a swap execution facility?
- What are the new margin requirements and to whom do they apply?
- When must swap dealers be registered as futures commission merchants?
- How will banks and their affiliates be affected by new limitations on derivatives and proprietary trading activities?
- What are the new position limits applicable to OTC derivatives?
- What changes have been made to existing insolvency law?
- How will the amended federal commodity and securities laws affect brokers, advisors and funds transacting in OTC derivatives?
- Significant issues relating to credit, equity and commodity derivatives
- Recent litigation developments related to derivatives
- Tax and accounting developments applicable to derivatives
- Professional responsibility and derivatives
Partner Joshua Cohn will serve as co-chair, moderator and panelist; Mark Hanchet will speak on an afternoon panel on Day 2 titled, “Litigation and Insolvency and Resolution Authority: Netting Opinions; Safe Harbors; Orderly Liquidation.” For more information and to register, please click here.