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