The Phases of Regulations: The CFTC Proposes Implementation Schedules for Clearing, Trade Execution, Trading Documentation and Margin Requirements

19 September 2011
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Key takeaways 

  • The Commodity Futures Trading Commission issued proposed implementation schedules for the clearing, trade execution, documentation and margin requirements of swap transactions. 
  • The proposed schedule will phase in various categories of market participants. 
  • The categorization takes into consideration the market participants’ level of market experience, status as registrants with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission or the Securities and Exchange Commission, and existing resources and infrastructure to comply with the requirements.