New Recordkeeping Requirements for Swaps – Teigland-Hunt LLP Client Alert

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) recently issued an interim final rule (the “Rule”) requiring the reporting of swap transactions that were open as of July 21, 2010, the date of enactment of the Dodd‐Frank Act (“Pre‐Enactment Unexpired Swaps”). Comments onthe Rule will be accepted by the CFTC until November 15, 2010.

Over-the-Counter Derivatives and The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act – by GuyLaine Charles

“OTC Derivatives Reform in a Nutshell: U.S. Regulatory Agencies to Play Major Role in Determining Scope and Impact of New Derivatives Regime” – Teigland-Hunt LLP Client Alert

CFTC, SEC to embark on unprecedented rulemaking effort to implement market reforms

Counterparty Credit Risk: Measurement Pricing and Hedging, edited by Eduardo Canabarro

This is the second article in a series about trading of environmental commodities. This article describes practical approaches used in trading documentation to mitigating the definitional risks inherent in OTC trades involving environmental commodities.

“The Emerging Greenhouse Gas Emissions Cap and Trade Market” – published in The Market Maker (6/09) by GuyLaine Charles

The lack of federal legislation establishing a greenhouse gas emissions cap-and-trade program has brought about the proliferation of voluntary programs and mandatory regional programs. This article discusses the importance of understanding the products being offered in the various programs in order to properly assess the risk and value of an investment in these programs.