CFTC’s Financial Market Reform in 2015: Boon or Bane?
Our panel of key thought leaders and practitioners will provide an overview and discussion of the latest changes to The Dodd-Frank Act that affect Financial Market Reform.
Following the financial market crisis of 2008, Congress enacted the Dodd-Frank Act to control instability risk in financial markets. Subtitle A of Title VII amended the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA) to regulate swaps and, to provide enhanced enforcement for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. In this webinar our panel will discuss the following topics:
- CFTC's Financial Market Reform: Overview
- New Rules and Regulations
- Dodd-Frank Act
- Amendments to the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA)
- Systematic Risks in the Financial Markets
- Swap Market Rules
- Current Regulatory Developments & Compliance Risks
Braden Perry, Attorney
- Swaps Anonymity and the effect on market participants
- Regulatory enforcement and compliance update
Richard Shilts, Senior Policy Advisor
Squire Patton Boggs
- Progress in implementation of Dodd Frank clearing and trading provisions
- Key issues facing SEFs seeking permanent registration and CFTC actions to date
- Focus on SEC as it starts issuing Dodd Frank rules
- Issues related to CFTC & SEC reporting rules
Meltem F. Kodaman, Counsel
Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan LLP
- The new margin rules as proposed by the Prudential Regulators and CFTC
- Implication of CFTC financial regulation for “end-users” in the market
- Documentation issues/challenges in connection with financial regulation
- CFTC financial regulation and cross-border implications
Eric L. Young, Attorney
- High speed trading regulation and enforcement
- Data reporting changes and enforcement
- The Volcker financial regulator reform
Joel S. Telpner, Partner
- The unintended consequences of Dodd Frank
- The way it’s changing markets, et al
Who Should Attend:
- Finance Lawyers
- Swap Dealers
- Swap Execution Facilities
- Financial Professionals
- Third Party Investment Managers
- Financial Industry Analysts
- Other interested/related Professionals
Joel Telpner represents financial institutions, derivative dealers, Fortune 500 corporations, hedge funds, pension funds, and other end-users in designing, structuring, and negotiating complex derivative and structured finance transactions. Joel advises clients on a broad variety of financial products and transactions, including credit, equity, and commodity derivatives; synthetic products; credit and equity-linked products; hedge fund-linked products; structured and leveraged finance transactions; CDOs/CLOs; and other securitization products. In addition, Joel advises financial institutions and end-users on understanding and complying with the regulatory requirements arising from the financial reform legislation, as well as new opportunities resulting from the legislation.
Joel Telpner represents financial institutions, derivative dealers, Fortune 500 corporations, hedge funds, pension funds, and other end-users in designing, structuring, …
Richard Shilts is a senior policy advisor at Squire Patton Boggs. He works with clients to help them navigate the post-Dodd-Frank Act regulatory landscape for derivatives, focusing on complex regulatory, reporting and compliance issues. Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Mr. Shilts served in a number of senior positions at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). In his lengthy career at the CFTC, Mr. Shilts held numerous senior management roles, including director of the Division of Market Oversight. He played a key role in many Commission initiatives and in policy formation including Dodd Frank rulemakings related to trading, data reporting, position limits, and the requirements for designated contract markets, swap execution facilities, swap data repositories, and foreign boards of trade. Mr. Shilts advised the Commission on matters related to the oversight of regulated futures and swaps exchanges and issues related to futures, option and swaps trading, reporting, and the CFTC’s oversight of derivatives exchanges and surveillance of trading activity in the U.S. to ensure that the Commission’s regulatory programs reflected evolving market conditions. Mr. Shilts has Bachelors and Master Degrees in Economics from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Richard Shilts is a senior policy advisor at Squire Patton Boggs. He works with clients to help them navigate the …
Meltem Kodaman practices in the areas of general corporate and securities law, concentrating on derivatives contracts, including interest rate, foreign exchange, equity and commodity products. A member of Sutherland’s Corporate Practice Group, Meltem’s derivatives practice represents a broad range of counterparties, including mutual funds, dealer banks, business development companies, insurance companies, pension plans, government-sponsored agencies, universities, nonprofit corporations and energy companies.
Meltem also advises commercial firms on how they may be impacted by the new regulatory regime imposed on the derivatives markets by the Dodd-Frank Act as well as European derivatives reform developments, such as European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) and Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID).
Meltem Kodaman practices in the areas of general corporate and securities law, concentrating on derivatives contracts, including interest rate, foreign …
Braden Perry has been featured as a regulator contributor and media source with a variety of financial and legal publications, including Lawyers.com, LawTV, Law360 and Compliance Crossing, among others. A former CFTC senior trial attorney and veteran in regulatory compliance and white collar defense, Braden has expertise and consults with clients throughout the United States in areas of internal investigations, enforcement matters, regulatory issues, and corporate transactions, including advising on mergers and acquisitions in highly complex regulatory structures.
Braden Perry has been featured as a regulator contributor and media source with a variety of financial and legal publications, …
Eric Young is a whistleblower attorney and partner at McEldrew Young. He has helped clients report corporate misconduct resulting in more than $2 billion in fines and penalties by the federal and state governments. Since Dodd-Frank authorized the SEC and CFTC whistleblower programs, Eric represents whistleblowers in cases of securities and derivatives fraud, market manipulation, accounting fraud, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other violations of the Commodity Exchange Act, the Securities Act and the Securities Exchange Act. He also represents Taft-Hartley pension funds in securities fraud litigation.
Eric Young is a whistleblower attorney and partner at McEldrew Young. He has helped clients report corporate misconduct resulting in …
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