CFTC Derivatives Rules Bow To Market Reality, Experts Say

Law360, New York (May 16, 2013, 7:54 PM EDT) -- Financial reform groups have blasted the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's newly approved package of rules governing swaps trading as a sop to Wall Street, but analysts say the agency had to ease some requirements in order to give the market time to adjust to the Dodd-Frank Act's transparency mandates.

The CFTC finalized a set of rules Thursday requiring, among other things, that hedge funds, companies and other investors publicly seek competing bids when entering into a derivative trade; that some bulk derivative trades be reported...
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