Defining 'Swap Dealer' And 'Major Swap Participant'

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission recently adopted highly anticipated final rules to further define the terms “swap dealer,” “security-based swap dealer,” “major swap participant,” “major security-based swap participant” and “eligible contract participant” (Final Entity Rules). The Final Entity Rules are significant because entities that meet one of the aforementioned dealer or major participant definitions will be required to register with the CFTC or SEC and comply with a myriad of substantive regulatory requirements.[1]

The Final Entity Rules are...
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