Derivatives Compliance

Derivatives compliance and hedging regulation white papers, webinars and resources. Chatham is an active voice for end-users in Dodd-Frank, EMIR and regulatory decisions impacting derivatives use. Find information on LIBOR, ISDA, margin rules, clearing, portfolio reconciliation, Basel III, Volcker, and other topics from the CFTC, FCA, and other regulating bodies.

  • Brexit No Deal Could be Big Deal for Swaps

    Brexit No Deal Could be Big Deal for Swaps

    Eric Juzenas, director of global compliance and regulation at Chatham Financial, explains the potential effects on both the US and the UK on the impact of a no-deal Brexit.

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  • Libor to SOFR Switch Will Be Challenging

    Libor to SOFR Switch Will Be Challenging

    Eric Juzenas, director of global regulatory and compliance policy, discusses the benefits of transitioning away from LIBOR, the possible complications of switching to SOFR and if additional risk manag

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  • The Loan Market Loves LIBOR...

    The Loan Market Loves LIBOR...

    Global markets are plotting a move away from the London Interbank Offering Rate (Libor).

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  • Considerations for LIBOR Alternatives in Loan Documentation

    Considerations for LIBOR Alternatives in Loan Documentation

    Chatham Financial covers some of the issues that should be considered as market participants prepare for the unavailability of LIBOR and the resulting impact on loans and derivatives.

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  • Learning Curve: The Promise and Perils of Deal-Contingent Hedging

    Learning Curve: The Promise and Perils of Deal-Contingent Hedging

    Deal-contingent hedging can be a great way to hedge risks associated with mergers and acquisitions, but a number of pitfalls can flummox first time users of these specialist derivatives.

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  • The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation

    The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation

    The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation Now more than a year since a new Presidential administration took residence on Pennsylvania Avenue, consequential changes to derivatives laws are...

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  • EU Proposals Feed Hopes of Forex Forward VM Relief

    EU Proposals Feed Hopes of Forex Forward VM Relief

    EU proposals feed hopes of forex forward VM relief By Lukas Becker and Nazneen Sherif November 17, 2017 “The proposed revisions to the Emir margin rules are a strong step towards the...

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  • Balance Sheet Risk Management Hedging Programs Under the Volcker Rule

    Balance Sheet Risk Management Hedging Programs Under the Volcker Rule

    Balance sheet risk management hedging transactions are typically not “proprietary trading” nor should the BSRM programs themselves be required to implement a compliance regime.

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  • The Fraught Search for a LIBOR Fallback

    The Fraught Search for a LIBOR Fallback

    The fraught search for a Libor fallback By Chris Davis and Robert Mackenzie Smith November 13, 2017 Rob Mangrelli, director in global real estate hedging and capital markets at Chatham...

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  • Industry Hails Potential US Relaxation of Margin Timing Rules

    Industry Hails Potential US Relaxation of Margin Timing Rules

    Industry hails potential US relaxation of margin timing rules By Robert Mackenzie Smith October 18, 2017 “Prior to the implementation of the rules, there was more flexibility around margin...

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  • Using the End-User Exception to Dodd-Frank0:48

    Using the End-User Exception to Dodd-Frank

    Chatham Financial talks about factors that non-financial companies attempting to mitigate financial risk may consider

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  • ESMA: Get Your LEIs Ready for MiFIR

    ESMA: Get Your LEIs Ready for MiFIR

    ESMA: get your LEIs ready for MiFIR October 10, 2017 Eric Juzenas, director of regulatory advisory at Chatham Financial, noted that the European Union is stricter in some areas in data reporting...

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  • Reform Proposals Aim to Boost US Capital Markets

    Reform Proposals Aim to Boost US Capital Markets

    Reform proposals aim to boost US capital markets By John Doran October 6, 2017 Luke Zubrod, director of strategic initiatives at Chatham Financial, said: “Some of our clients have found it...

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  • Impact of Margin Rules on OTC Derivatives at Community and Regional Financial Institutions32:19

    Impact of Margin Rules on OTC Derivatives at Community and Regional Financial Institutions

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  • Adding Harmony to Swap Trading Rules

    Adding Harmony to Swap Trading Rules

    Adding Harmony to Swap Trading Rules September 28, 2017 “However, there are a lot of unknowns about how equivalence for trading regimes will play out, Mr. Juzenas said, adding that trading...

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  • European Commission Proposal

    European Commission Proposal

    European Commission Proposes Important Changes to EU Derivatives Law Corporate End-Users welcome changes to EMIR’s reporting rules May 4, 2017 This week, the European Commission (EC) released its...

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  • Dodd-Frank Was Too Much — And Not Enough

    Dodd-Frank Was Too Much — And Not Enough

    Dodd-Frank Was Too Much — and Not Enough September 20, 2017 In some ways, the Dodd-Frank Act was an over-reaction to legitimate problems revealed by the financial crisis. The law identified many...

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  • Final US Position Limits Rule Will Take ‘At Least A Year’

    Final US Position Limits Rule Will Take ‘At Least A Year’

    Final US position limits rule will take ‘at least a year’ By Joanna Wright August 25, 2017 Eric Juzenas, a director in consultancy Chatham Financial’s global regulatory solutions team, who has...

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  • Impact of Margin Rules for OTC Derivatives on Fund Risk Management EU56:36

    Impact of Margin Rules for OTC Derivatives on Fund Risk Management EU

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  • US OTC Margin FAQs

    ISDA Advisory & Negotiation ISDA Agreements are complex and convoluted, and most businesses don’t negotiate them very often. Those that have negotiated an ISDA know that doing so can be...

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