ISDA, the Asia Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association, the FIA, the Global Foreign Exchange Division and the Global Financial Markets Association recommended significant reforms to the European Union Benchmarks Regulation.
The CFPB extended the comment deadline an additional 60 days on a supplemental rule proposal to amend certain requirements on the collection of time-barred debts. The new comment deadline is August 4, 2020.
SIFMA, IIB, ISDA, and FIA recommended changes to CFTC-proposed cross-border regulations concerning registration thresholds and certain requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants.
FIA partnered with data analytics firm Greenwich Associates on a study of trends in the derivatives markets. Researchers surveyed market participants on derivative product usage, counterparty relationships and regulatory developments.
In its Annual Economic Report, dated June 23, 2019, the Bank for International Settlements urged regulators to implement policies and regulations that address the emergence of "big tech" in financial markets.
The SEC final rules governing security-based swap activity in a cross-border context and the associated deadlines were published in the Federal Register. The compliance date for registration of SBSDs will be October 6, 2021.
The CFTC voted to (i) approve a final rule amending regulations governing derivatives clearing organizations, (ii) propose a prohibition on "post-trade name give-up" at swap execution facilities and (iii) propose new cross-border rules governing registration requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants.