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Trump Administration Outlook CFTC Regulatory Reform Swaps Trading Blueprint

January 19, 2017, Covington Alert

One of the most sweeping changes brought about by the Dodd-Frank Act was the introduction of a new regulatory framework for swaps trading. In 2013, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) finalized its rules on swap execution facilities (“SEFs”) and swaps trading on SEFs. Less than four years after these rules were finalized, the change in Presidential Administration will result in a change in leadership at the CFTC, which means the CFTC will revisit the swaps trading regime implemented in 2013.

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