May 2, 2016
Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today approved a final rule to amend a requirement that swap dealers (SD) and major swap participants (MSP) exchange the terms of swaps with their counterparties for portfolio reconciliation so that SDs and MSPs need only exchange the “material terms” of swaps. This requirement is found in CFTC Regulation 23.500(i).
The final rule also amends the definition of “material terms” in CFTC Regulation 23.500(g). The final rule benefits SDs, MSPs, and their counterparties by enabling them to focus on reconciling data fields that impact swap valuation and counterparty obligations, without impairing the CFTC’s ability to oversee and regulate the swaps markets.
Last Updated: May 2, 2016