MFA Comment Letters

Topic: central counterparties

MFA Submits Accompanying Portfolio Margining Letter11.26.12


MFA submitted a supplemental comment letter to the U.S. prudential regulators during the reopened comment period for their proposed rulemaking […]

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Topics: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency Federal Housing Finance Agency, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, Farm Credit Administration, capital requirements, margin, covered swap entities, prudential regulators, swap dealer, Major Swap Participant, Security-Based Swap Dealer, Major Security-Based Swap Participant, Dodd-Frank Act, portfolio margining, cross-margining, futures, options, swaps, security-based swaps, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, CFTC, futures commission merchant, FCM, broker-dealer, initial margin, collateral, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, regulatory regime, market participants, Options Clearing Corporation, Chicago mercantile exchange, New York Portfolio Clearing LLC, LCH.Clearnet Ltd., capital markets, over-the-counter derivatives, OTC derivatives, master netting agreements, affiliate-held collateral, Dealer, derivatives clearing organization, segmentation, market liquidity, liquidity, end-users, hedging, mandatory clearing, credit default swap, CDS, index CDS, redundant margin, swaptions, caps, floors, cross-currency swaps, inflation swaps, Cleared Products, risk, CME Group, CME Clearport, ICE Clear Credit, ICE Clear Europe, central counterparties, CCP, buy-side, debt obligation, systemic risk, posted margin, Collecting Futures Commission Merchant, Depositing Futures Commission Merchant, triangular setoff, uncleared swaps, bankruptcy, commodity broker, In re Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc et al, Chevron Products Co. v. SemCrude L.P., covered swap entity, eligible collateral, Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Federal Home Loan Banks, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation, insured obligation, Farm Credit System,

MFA Submits Comment Letter to CFTC on Proposed Dodd-Frank Implementation Rules for Mandatory Swap Clearing, Trade Execution, and Margin Rules11.04.11


The OTC derivatives reforms (Title VII) resulting from the Dodd-Frank Act will cause sweeping transformation of the OTC derivatives markets […]

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Topics: Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC, swaps, swap transaction, swap transaction compliance, clearing, trade execution, margining, margining requirements, Dodd-Frank Act, mandatory clearing, Rulemaking, Gary Gensler, central clearing, market participants, buy-side participants, end-user exemptions, product definition rules, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, security-based swaps, swap dealer, Security-Based Swap Dealer, Major Swap Participant, Major Security-Based Swap Participant, collateral, full-scale clearing, uncleared swaps, liquidity, execution, Category 2 Entities, Category 1 Entities, active fund, buy-side market participants, private funds, swap execution facilities, SEF, Designated Contracts Markets, DCMs, real-time reporting, swap data, Regulators, derivatives clearing organization, futures commission merchants, FCM, non-dealer market participants, clearing mandate, G20, OTC derivatives, over-the-counter derivatives, exchanges, electronic platform, central counterparties, CCP, federal register, class of swaps, voluntary clearing, Category 3 Entities, Scott O'Malia, compliance schedules, compliance date, made available for trading, partial tear-ups, novations, third-party subaccount, non-MSP counterparties, interest rate swaps, broad-based index credit default swaps, commodity swaps, systemic risk, real-time clearing, cost-benefit analysis, price distortion, bilateral execution, execution venue, listing, security-based swap SEF, Category 4 Entities, trading documentation, phased implementation, transparency, prudential regulators, variation margin, netting, counterparties,

MFAs Response to Proposed Regulation of OTC Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories11.11.10


MFAs Response to Proposed Regulation of OTC Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories

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Topics: Proposed Regulation of OTC Derivatives European Union, central clearing, derivatives market, European Commission, Council on OTC Derivatives, Central Counterparties and Trade Repositories, Over-the-counter Derivative Market, OTC, Risk Management Activities, Market Particpants, Class of Derivatives, clearing, Manadatory Clearing Obligation, interest rate swaps, IRS, central counterparties, CCPs, European Securities and Markets Authority, ESMA, European Parliament, Council of Ministers, financial counterparty, Alternative Investment Fund, investment manager, Derivative Contracts, clearing obligation, operational risk, counterparty risk, transparency, competition, Top Down, Bottom Up, Determination Process, Trade Reporting Obligations, risk mitigation techniques, Segregated Exchange of Collateral, Proportionate Holding of Capital, capital requirements, Collateral Posting, Segregate and Exchange Margin, Hold Capital, initial margin, variation margin, Mark-to-Market Changes, Follow-on Effects, Market Exposure, Maximum Time Lag for Confirmation, systemic risk, third country CCPs, Non-European Countries, non-discriminatory access, Interoperability, Equivalency Test, Cross-Border Efficiency and Consistency, risk committees, Effective Supervision, Co-Operation Arrangement, Particpation Requirements, Admissable Clearing Members, Standard Capital Requirements, segregation, portability, Protection of Client Positions and Collateral, U.S. Treasury and U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services, U.K. House of Lords, European Policymakers, Insolvency Regimes, Unwinding Costs, Swiftly Collapse Offsetting Positions, Optimal Netting, Derivative Contract's Lifecycle, client collateral, Risk Profiles, Financial Strength, default, Trigger, Shortfall, Unmanageable Risk, capital formation, Investment Policy, Highly Liquid Collateral, Minimal Credit Risk, Highly Liquid Financial Instruments, market risk, credit risk, Highly Liquid, Denominated in G7 Currencies, Government Securities, default procedures, confidentiality, trade repositories, competent authorities, reasonable threshold, nexus, Coordination with Third-Country Regulators, Central Banks,

MFA Comments on CFTC Regulatory Intitiatives Under the Dodd-Frank Act09.22.10


MFA submitted initial comments to the SEC and the CFTC on regulatory initiatives in each agencys purview under the Dodd-Frank […]

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Topics: Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, financial regulatory system, hedge funds, financial crisis, institutional investors, OTC derivatives market, over-the-counter derivatives market, systemic risk, operational risk, transparency, capital markets, U.S. Banking Industry, Columbia University, Investment Company Institute, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, leverage, private investment funds, Investor Protection, market discipline, investor confidence, market stability, risk capital, proprietary strategies, international coordination, financial risk, business risk, swap dealer, swap, Counterparty, market maker, futures commission merchant, FCM, futures, Major Swap Participant, msp, non-swap dealer, AIG, initial margin, variation margin, substantial position, offsetting position, clearing, central clearing, liquidity, regulatory capital requirements, creditor, depositor, Tier 1 capital, pension plans, endowments, cleared swaps, uncleared swaps, security-based swaps, collateral, non-bank MSP, Swap Execution Facility, SEF, equity market, futures market, risk management, central counterparties, CCP, risk model, customer protection, risk committee, proprietary asset, customer asset, third party custodian, segregation, omnibus account, individual account, reporting, Designated Contract Market, market integrity, physical market, position limits, contract market, commodity trading advisor, CTA, investment adviser, Peavey Commodity Futures Fund no-action letter, commodity pool operator, Financial Stability Oversight Council, FSOC, Office of Financial Research, owned funds, residual value, managed funds, investment portfolio, roll-over, commercial paper, credit exposure, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, Troubled Asset Relief Program, TARP, Federal Reserve, "too big to fail, bankruptcy law, Bondholder,

MFA Comments on SEC Regulatory Initiatives Under the Dodd-Frank Act09.22.10


MFA submitted initial comments to the SEC and the CFTC on regulatory initiatives in each agencys purview under the Dodd-Frank […]

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Topics: Commodity Futures Trading Commission CFTC, Securities and Exchange Commission, SEC, financial regulatory system, hedge funds, financial crisis, institutional investors, OTC derivatives market, over-the-counter derivatives market, systemic risk, operational risk, transparency, capital markets, U.S. Banking Industry, Columbia University, Investment Company Institute, Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council, leverage, market discipline, investor confidence, market stability, risk capital, proprietary strategies, international coordination, financial risk, business risk, swap dealer, swap, Counterparty, market maker, futures commission merchant, FCM, futures, Major Swap Participant, msp, non-swap dealer, AIG, initial margin, variation margin, substantial position, offsetting position, clearing, central clearing, liquidity, regulatory capital requirements, creditor, depositor, Tier 1 capital, pension plans, endowments, cleared swaps, uncleared swaps, security-based swaps, collateral, non-bank MSP, Swap Execution Facility, SEF, futures market, risk management, central counterparties, CCP, risk model, customer protection, risk committee, proprietary asset, customer asset, third party custodian, segregation, omnibus account, individual account, reporting, Designated Contract Market, market integrity, physical market, position limits, contract market, commodity trading advisor, CTA, investment adviser, Peavey Commodity Futures Fund no-action letter, commodity pool operator, Financial Stability Oversight Council, FSOC, Office of Financial Research, owned funds, residual value, managed funds, investment portfolio, roll-over, commercial paper, credit exposure, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, Troubled Asset Relief Program, TARP, Federal Reserve, "too big to fail, bankruptcy law, Bondholder, private investment funds, mutual fund, client, pooled vehicle, pooled investment vehicle, Investor Protection, self-regulatory organization, SRO, investment adviser examination, Comptroller General of the United States, capital formation, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, OCIE, private funds, global banks, retail clients, proprietary information, Confidential Information, Venture Capital Fund, family office, accredited investor, qualified client, knowledgeable employees, transitional relief, performance reports, market makers, Broker, fiduciary, Major Security-Based Swap Participant, MSSP, registration, margin requirement, risk profile, financial entities, Price Manipulation, executive compensation, many-to-many platform, covered financial institution, Incentive-Based Compensation Arrangements, Regulation D, disqalifying felons, Bad Actors, CUSIP number, short selling, Disclosure, price discovery, volatility, retail funds, global market, equity market, herding, Form SH, beneficial ownership, short swing profit reporting, fiduciary standard, Investor Advisory Committee, European Commission, EC, European Union, EU, European Parliament, EP, European Council of Finance Ministers, alternative investment funds, AIFs, SEC-registered advisers, Secretary Geithner, European Commissioner Michel Barnier, U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Alistair Darling, non-bank financial companies,

Comment Letter to CFTC Responding to Proposed Regulations to Implement Federal Speculative Position Limits for Futures and Options Contracts04.26.10


MFA submitted comments to the CFTC in response to its request for comments on its proposed rule on Federal Speculative […]

Comment Letter to Federal Reserve Bank of New York Outlining the Collaborative Work of Dealers and Buy-Side Institutions to Deliver Structural Improvements to the Global OTC Derivatives Market03.01.10


MFA, several buy-side firms, the major swap dealers and other industry trade associations jointly submitted a letter to global regulators, […]

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Topics: G-14 buy-side institution, over-the-counter derivatives, OTC derivatives, G-20, transparency, global data repositories, asset class, central clearing, segregation, credit default swap, CDS, portability, ISDA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committees, International Swaps and Derivatives Association, central counterparties, CCP, DC, product standardization, processing standardization, legal standardization, operational efficiency, mitigating operational risk, risk management, netting, bilateral collateralization arrangements, bilateral derivatives transactions, initial margin, electronification, credit derivatives, CDS clearing, Europe, buy-side firms, OTC bilateral collateral processes, ISDA Governance framework, 2009 ISDA Credit Derivatives Determinations Committees, Auction Settlement and Restructuring CDS Protocol, Small Bang, Modified Regstructuring Credit Event, Thomson Restructuring, DC External Review procedure for the Cemex S.A.B de C.V. Restructuring Credit Event, interest rate derivatives, Overnight Index Swaps, OIS, single name clearing, dispute resolution procedures, Raodmap for Collateral Management, collateralized portfolios, margin calls, Equity Derivatives Markets, commodities, foreign exchange, global Interest Rate Reporting Repository, IRRR, eligible trades, Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, DTCC, Warehouse Trust, zero coupon swaps, single currency basis swaps, forward rate agreements, cross-currency swaps, caps, floors, European swaptions, inflation swaps, default management, inter-dealer service, clearing house, Master Confirmation Agreement, MCA, European Interdealer Index Swap Annex, EMEA EM Options Annex, European Interdealer Fair Value Swap Annex, Roadmap for Collateral Management, Dispute Resolution Procedure, DRP, Market Review of Collateralization, Feasibility Study for Extending Collateralized Portfolio Reconciliations, Implemenation Plan for Wider Market Roll-out, central settlement, settlement automation, Interoperability, trade date matching, novation consent process, Electronically Eligible Products, Confirmable LIfecycle Events, electronic confirmation targest, submission timeliness, matching, confirmation backlog reduction, cash flow matching, rates allocation commitment, electronic allocation delivery functionality, Allocation Industry Working Group,
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