CFTC Staff Issues Final Swap Dealer De Minimis Exception Report

On August 15, 2016, Staff of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) published a final report regarding the de minimis exception from swap dealer registration (“Staff De Minimis Report”).  The Staff De Minimis Report highlights continued insufficient data to identify swap dealing activity.  As a result, the Staff De Minimis Report does not include any Staff recommendations about whether the Commission should raise, lower, or retain the interim $8 billion de minimis threshold.

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