BLOOMBERG BNA WEBINAR EVENT: What the New U.S. Swap Rules Mean for End Users of Swaps
Thursday, June 6, 2013
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
The new U.S. swap rules implemented as a result of the Dodd-Frank legislation constitute a seismic shift in the regulation of the financial industry and have broad implications on how derivatives can be used. While most provisions are directed at swap dealers and major swap participants, some rules affect companies that don’t deal in or speculate with swaps but rather use swaps to hedge risks arising from their business operations. Some provisions are specifically directed at such end users.
End users will also enjoy more protections in their interactions with swap dealers but will have to make certain elections where they have to weigh the pros and cons of their choices.
Overall, swaps have moved into the spotlight for regulators and market participants alike, and it is crucial for any user of swaps to have a good basic understanding of the new regulatory environment that affects the entire market place.
- Gain an overview of the new regulatory regime and how it impacts end users of swaps.
- Learn about the steps that end users need to take under the new rules.
- Get insight about how to protect interests when interacting with swap dealers.
- Understand the differing objectives of (and occasional tension between) the legal, tax and accounting rules for swaps.
Who would benefit most from attending this program?
Legal and compliance professionals acting on behalf of corporations and other end users of swaps; in-house counsel; those involved with securities, banking, and financial interests.
Program Level: Basic
Credit Available: This program’s CLE-credit eligibility varies by state.