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Open for Business: SEFs Navigate the New Regulatory Environment Regulation,Video


Swap execution facilities (SEFs) were given life by the Dodd-Frank Act, which requires over-the counter (OTC) swaps to be cleared and traded on this new type of regulated platform. The CFTC published its final SEF rules in mid-2013  and trading has commenced on 18 registered SEFs. John Lothian News interviewed a dozen of the leading SEF operators, regulators and other participants and put together a three part series on SEF regulation, the changing market structure and the new technology required to make it all happen. Part I looks at the state of SEF regulation. Though the final rules have been…

CFTC’s Scott O’Malia Calls for a Plan of Action on Swap Data Interview,Regulation,Tech / HFT,Video

Scott O'Malia

New Dodd-Frank rules have allowed regulators their first look into swap data repositories, but the quality of swap data is not always up to par. In fact, it has been called “a mess” by CFTC Commissioner Scott O’Malia, who also chairs its Technology Advisory Committee. O’Malia sat down with John Lothian News editor-at-large Doug Ashburn at SEFCON IV to discuss the commission’s data challenges and his “call to action” in early 2014. After the financial crisis in 2008-09, regulators in the U.S. and around the world instituted a complete overhaul of the financial markets, with one of the chief goals…

SEFCON IV Snapshot Interview,Regulation,Video


The Wholesale Markets Brokers’ Association Americas (WMBAA) is an industry advocacy group made up of five inter-dealer brokerage firms (IDBs): BGC Partners, GFI Group, ICAP, Tradition and Tullett Prebon. Since 2010, the WMBAA has hosted its annual SEFCON conference in New York on issues surrounding swap execution facilities (SEFs), a new type of financial transaction execution entity created by the Dodd-Frank Act. SEFCON IV, to be held November 18, 2013, will feature a status update on SEFs from regulators, legislators, dealers, traders and other market participants. Conference chairman Chris Ferreri offers a glimpse as to what attendees can expect in…