My Senate Testimony on Swap Execution Facilities

This is my written testimony for the Senate Banking Committee hearing on July 29, 2011 focused on Swap Execution Facilities.  What I actually said at…

Sen. Lincoln To Exempt Community Banks From Swaps Spinoff Bill (Wall Street Journal)

Senator Lincoln is backing down slightly from originally proposed derivatives amendment.  Its still far from reality in my opinion, but we’re getting there. “The fact…

Wall Street Eyes Moving Trading to Switzerland (ABC News)

If OTC Derivatives reform is passed as it is in the Senate there is a real chance the majority of OTC derivative trading that goes…

Industry Looks To House, Regulators (Derivatives Week)

Doesn’t sound like anyone is particular excited about the bill passed last week in the Senate.  Even only half of the Senate (the Democrats) seems…

Getting the Hill out of the Street

My thoughts on the Senate’s passage of Financial Reform – originally posted on TabbForum.com The US Senate has passed its version of financial regulatory reform…

OTC Derivatives Reform Update: The Senate Ag Bill

The forthcoming bill from the Senate Ag committee seems to take us back to early 2009 when legislators thought the entire OTC derivatives market could…

Dodd Broadens Major Swap Player Definition (Derivatives Week)

We should get much more information about the Senate’s view on OTC derivative reform on Friday when the first amendment to the bill is expected.…