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OTC Derivatives Reform in the U.S.

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Since the signing of the U.S. Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Dodd-Frank), the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market may be subject to the most significant transformation.

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This paper focuses on four key mandates arising from Dodd-Frank for OTC derivatives and attempts to define many of the “unknowns” and compliance challenges across OTC derivatives market participants: users, dealers, and infrastructure providers. The areas of focus are:

  • Electronic trading via swap execution facilities (SEFs)
  • Clearing through central counterparties (CCPs)
  • Reporting to swaps data repositories (SDRs)
  • Adherence to business conduct standards
OTC Derivatives Reform in the U.S.
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