CFTC may face legal challenge in Dodd-Frank implementation

03/18/2013 | Trade News (U.K.), The

Bloomberg recently threatened to sue the Commodity Futures Trading Commission over the differences in the proposed treatment of swaps and swap-futures margins. Swaps and swap-execution facilities like the one Bloomberg is planning to launch will have higher margin requirements than swap futures. While some analysts view this as a positive, believing it will funnel more trading to more uniform swap-futures products, others believe it will reduce investors' abilities to accurately hedge their trades and increase systemic risk.

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