CFTC Wants To Maintain Higher Threshold For Swap Dealers

Law360 (June 4, 2018, 7:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Monday proposed to make permanent an existing $8 billion threshold governing which swap dealers must register with the agency, deciding against prior plans that would have lowered the limit and forced more firms to register.

By a 2-1 vote, the CFTC endorsed a proposal to keep the existing “de minimis” threshold at $8 billion of notional value, which represents the amount of trading activity below which traders don’t have to register as swap dealers. The amount was scheduled to be lowered to $3 billion by the end of 2019, meaning swap dealers would have...

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