A Dodd-Frank Derivatives Update

Morrison & Foerster, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, IFLR
With the recent regulatory guidance on extraterritoriality, the principal pieces of the regulatory framework applicable to derivatives are coming together. This webcast will provide an overview of the status of Title VII rulemaking. The participants will discuss:

- Entity definitions
- Swap dealer registration and compliance issues
- Registration process
- Business conduct standards and policy requirements
- Compliance challenges
- Timing considerations
- Clearing documentation

The speakers will be:
- Danielle Myles, editor, International Financial Law Review (moderator)
- Anna Pinedo, Morrison & Foerster, New York
- David Kaufman, Morrison & Foerster, New York
- Glen Rae, associate general counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Sep 6 2012
89 mins
A Dodd-Frank Derivatives Update
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 Recorded: Jan 30 2014 90 mins
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    • Danielle Myles, IFLR (moderator)

    New York and California CLE credit will be offered for this webinar
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