MFA Comment Letters

Topic: Europe

MFA and AIMA Submit Joint Letter to ESMA in Response to Call for Evidence on Short Selling Regulation03.15.13


MFA and AIMA jointly submitted a comment letter to ESMA responding to its Call for Evidence regarding its evaluation of […]

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Topics: AIFMD AIMA, Alternative Investment Management Association, assets under management, AUM, BaFin, Belgium, bid-ask spreads, bond, Bundesanstalt fur Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht, capital, CDS, CESR, Commissione Nazionale per le Societa e la Borsa, Committee of European Securities Regulators, competent authorities, compliance, corporate issuer, Council of the European Union, credit default swap, delta, depositary receipts, derivative instrument, derivatives, duration, efficiency, EMIR, equity, ESMA, EU Member State, Europe, European Commission, European Parliament, European Securities and Markets Authority, eurozone, extraterritoriality, Finland, France, futures, futures market, Germany, harmonization, hedge funds, hedging, index, index derivatives, interpretive guidance, issued share capital, Italy, Latvia, Lehman Brothers, liquidity, locate, London Stock Exchange, mark-to-market, market disruption, market distortions, market participants, MiFID, net short position, Netherlands, non-EU investment firms, operational challenges, price discovery, price efficiency, price formation, prime broker, PRNewswire, public disclosure, reasonable expectation, reporting obligation, reporting requirements, reverse engineer, risk, securities, settlement, share capital, short positions, short selling, short selling bans, short selling regulation, short squeeze, single-name CDS, sovereign bonds, sovereign debt, sovereign issuer, Spain, Steven Maijoor, stock, Stock Exchange Daily Official List, T+1 reporting, T+2, technical standards, third party managers, trading volume, uncovered sovereign CDS, United Kingdom, volatility,

MFA Files Amicus in Lehman Litigation to Support Judicial Asset Sale Process09.28.12


MFA filed an amicus brief in the Barclays Capital and LBI SIPA Trustee litigation before the Second Circuit Court of […]

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Topics: Acton v. Fullmer (In re Fullmer) Adam Levitin, Adelphia Recovery Trust v. HSBC Bank USA (in re Adelphia Recovery Trust), alternative investment industry, amicus brief, amicus curiae, Asia, assets under management, AUM, Australia, bankruptcy, Bankruptcy Code, bankruptcy court, banks, Barclays Capital, Bass v. Parsons (In re Parsons), best practices, Big Shanty Land Corp. v. Comer Props. Inc., borrowers, capital markets, Clarification Letter, contract, debtor, Ella Shenhav, endowments, Europe, Financier Worldwide, Folger Adam Security Inc. v. Dematteis/MacGregor, free and clear, Harvey Miller, Illinois, In re Cavalieri, In re Cedar Tide Corp, In re F.A. Potts & Co., In re Fehl, In re Gulf Coast Oil Corp., In re Integrated Res. Inc., In re Sapolin Paints Inc., In re Savage Indus. Inc., In re Silver Bros. Co., In re Smith, In re Weisser Eyecare Inc., institutional investors, interest rates, James W. Giddens, Kelly DePonte, LBHI, Lehman Brothers Holding Inc., Lehman Margin Cash, lenders, liquidity, litigant, Lori Fife, M.R.R. Traders Inc. v. Cave Atlantique, Managed Funds Association, Matter of Pease, Med. Malpractice Ins. Ass'n v. Hirsch (In re Lavigne), Meinwald v. Meinwald, MFA, Morgan Olson LLC v. Federico et al. (In re Grumman Olson Indus. Inc.), New York Adelphia, no-cash deal, pensions, public policy, purchaser, Richard Mikels, risk management, Rob Copeland, secondary offerings, Securities Investor Protection Corporation Trustee, SIFMA, stakeholders, transparency, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, United States v. Sforza, Walker v. Lee (in re Rounds), Winston Inn & Rest. Corp. v. DeMichiel (In re Winston Inn & Rest. Corp.),

MFA Submits Letter to ESMA on Draft Technical Standards on OTC Derivatives08.05.12


MFA submitted a comment letter to the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) in response to its Consultation Paper on “Draft Technical […]

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Topics: "delta" hedge administrator, affiliated market participants, agency basis, Asia, back testing, Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, Basel III, bespoke non-cleared trades, bilateral counterparty credit risk, bilateral non-cleared OTC derivatives transactions, capital, CCP, CCP governing bodies, CDS, central clearing, central counterparty, CFTC, clearing member, client protections, close-out, collateral, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, compliance, confidence interval, conflicts of interest, contractual relationship, Council of the European Union, counterparty risk, coupon, CPSS-IOSCO, CPSS-IOSCO standards, credit default swap, credit institutions, credit risk, Cross-Border, currency, Dealer, debt-security based swaps, default, default fund, Derivative Contracts, derivatives, derivatives contracts, direct client, Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, duplicative regulation, EMIR, ESMA, EU, EU Member State, Euro, Europe, European Parliament, European Securities and Markets Authority, European Union, execution, extraterritorial application of EMIR, extraterritoriality, fiduciary duty, financial instrument, floating rate payment, foreign exchange, gross basis, hedging, in-the-money swap, index, indirect clearing, indirect client, initial margin, interest rate derivatives, interest rate swaps, interlocking governance arrangements, internal controls, International Organization of Securities Commissions, interpretive guidance, IOSCO, LCH Clearnet, Lee Underwood, liquidation horizons, liquidity fragmentation, major swap participants, margin, margin requirements, margin valuation, market participants, maturity, money market instruments, mutual recognition, negative correlation, net basis, netting, non-cleared OTC derivatives, non-linear products, omnibus account, OTC derivatives, OTC derivatives market, OTC derivatives transactions, over-collateralization, over-the-counter derivatives, portability, portfolio compression, portfolio reconciliation, posted collateral, principal basis, Proprietary Trading Strategy, proprietary trading tools, public disclosure, Regulators, regulatory arbitrage, regulatory technical standards, risk committee, risk management, risk management framework, risk mitigation, risk profile, SEC, Securities and Exchange Commission, security-based swaps, segregation, self-regulatory organization, settlement prices, SRO, Stan Ivanov, straight-through processing, stress testing, swap dealers, swaps, systemic risk, third country regime, total return swaps, trade repositories, trading costs, trading venues, transaction fees, transparency, upfront payment, variation margin,

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

MFA Submits Letter to Department fo the Treasury Regarding Review by the Treasury Department of the Regulatory Structure Associated with Financial Institutions11.21.07


MFA submits letter to the U.S. Department of the Treasury in response to its request for recommendations on how to […]

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Topics: adequate disclosure Asian Countries, Australia, BaFin, bonds, business models, capital raising process, CFTC, collateral management stystems, collective investment vehicles, commercial, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, commodity pool operator, commodity pool operators, common stock, competitiveness concerns, compliance, conduct-of-business, conflicting regulatory edicts, Congress, costs, counterparites, cross-recognition efficiencies, crude oil, currency options template, customer protections, Department of the Treasury, derivatives, derivatives clearing organizations, Disclosure, duplicative systems, Europe, exchange, exchanges, fair prices, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, federal government, FERC, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, financial institutions, financial integrity systems, financial products, Financial Services Action Plan, Financial Services Roundtable, FINRA, flexibility, foreign markets, Fraud, fund of funds, funds, futures, futures brokerage commission payments, futures contracts, futures exchange, G-8 finance ministers and deputies, global alternative investment industry, gold, hedge fund investors, hedge funds, hedging, Henry Paulson, higher prices, intemediary brokerage firms, intermediaries, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), international organizations, international portfolio valuation principles, international regulatory standards, Investor Protection, Japan's Financial Services Agency, liquid trading markets, local law enforcement, managed futures funds, margin area, margin levels, market and financial integrity, Market Particpants, market price transparency, marketplace, mutual, National Futures Association, natural gas, natural gas futures price manipulation, net capital, net long, Netherlands, NFA, optimal regulatory structure, options contracts, options trading, ownership interest, peer-to-peer guidance for hedge fund managers, Policy Makers, pool offerings, portfolio margining, Portfolios, President's Working Group on Financial Markets, principles-based approach, private pools of capital, private sector self-regulation, private transactions, prudential safety, public interest, public interest goals, public managed futures fund offerings, PWG, regions, regulation of intermediaries, regulatory framework, regulatory oversight, Regulatory Structure, retail customers, retail foreign exchange (FX), risk management, risk-based performance bond system, rules-based approach, safe harbor, SEC, securities, Securities and Exchange Commission, security futures, short, Sound Practices for Hedge Fund Managers, soundness regulation, state regulators, state securities regulators, statutory core principles, stock index, stock price, stock world, substantial inefficiency, tired system of regulation, trading business activties, trading platforms, transactions, twin peaks model, U.S. capital market competitiveness, underlying asset, uniform set of basic principles of regulation, United Kingdom's Financial Services Authority (FSA), United States, unwarranted costs, valuation, wheat, wholesale,

MFA Comments to U.S. Federal Banking Agencies on Capital Treatment of Equity Investments in Hedge Funds by Banks in Proposed Regulations Implementing Basel II International Capital Accords06.21.07


MFA submits comment letter to the U.S federal banking agencies on the capital treatment of equity investments in hedge funds […]

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