The Big Asymmetry In New Margin Rules

Law360, New York (May 3, 2011, 10:32 AM EDT) -- The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires banking regulators (including the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System), on the one hand, and the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, on the other hand, to set margin requirements for uncleared swaps and security-based swaps executed by bank and nonbank swap dealers, security-based swap dealers, major swap participants and major security-based swap participants....
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