Participants are hopeful about new rules regarding SEFs

08/15/2011 | (subscription required)

There is debate over how swap-execution facilities might affect single-dealer electronic trading platforms since the Dodd-Frank Act was signed into law. Early interpretations of the law suggested that single-dealer platforms that concentrated on over-the-counter derivatives would be on their way out. However, as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission finalize the rules, many market participants are optimistic that they will be less severe than previously imagined.

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