CFTC to yield ground on swaps to foreign counterparts

12/12/2012 | Bloomberg · Wall Street Journal, The

The Dodd-Frank Act increased oversight of swaps deals to include any foreign financial institution doing substantial business with "U.S. persons." The Commodity Futures Trading Commission, in a gesture to rally foreign regulators around U.S. efforts to rein in trading, said it plans to temporarily define "U.S. persons" to mean only U.S. residents and firms incorporated in the U.S., a change from language announced over the summer.

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