Firm News

Clearing the Obstacles

August 22nd, 2012

In its August 2012 issue, Asia Risk Magazine quotes Mr. Felix Shipkevich in an article discussing the issues faced by Asian regulators and clearing houses in complying with the fast approaching deadline for meeting CPSS and IOSCO Principles for Financial Markets Infrastructures.


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Elan Mendel Participated in Dodd-Frank Panel Discussion

July 19th, 2012

On September 6, Mr. Elan Mendel will participate in a panel discussion entitled Challenges and Opportunities in Reporting: An Analysis from the Experts at the Derivatives Trading in the Era of Dodd-Frank’s Title VII conference, to be held at the Marriot New York Downtown in New York.


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Complying With the CFTC Swap Record, Reporting Rule

July 16th, 2012

As part of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s implementation of rules required by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, swap market participants will be required to keep comprehensive records of their swap trading activities and report this to swap data repositories, or SDRs.


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PFGBest Case: Discussion with Attorney Elan Mendel

July 13th, 2012

Mr. Elan Mendel presented an FX Street webinar titled “PFGBest Case: Discussion with Attorney Elan Mendel.” Mr. Mendel discussed the issues surrounding the failure of the mid-sized, Illinois-based Futures Commission Merchant and answered questions from the viewers.


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The Cost of Central Clearing for Financial Institutions: The Role of Trade Repositories and Swap Execution Facilities

June 27th, 2012

Mr. Felix Shipkevich presented on the topic of “The Role of Trade Repositories and Swap Execution Facilities” at The Cost of Central Clearing for Finanical Institutions Seminar hosted by Asia Risk. Mr. Shipkevich’s presentation included an extraterritoriality component and discussed such issues as the tradeoff between transparency and liquidity; comparisons between local or offshore repositories; […]


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Compliance Clinic: How to Satisfy the CFTC’s CCO Rule

June 4th, 2012

Compliance Reporter published an article written by Mr. Felix Shipkevich for its recurring Compliance Clinic section titled “How to Satisfy the CFTC’s CCO Rule.” The article analyzes the new rule regarding the designation of Chief Compliance Officer and offers tips on how best to comply.


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Felix Shipkevich Named to NYCLA Board of Directors

May 30th, 2012

At the New York County Lawyers’ Association’s (NYCLA) Annual Meeting on Thursday, May 24, Mr. Shipkevich was named to the Board of Directors of the New York County Lawyers’ Association. Mr. Shipkevich previously chaired NYCLA’s Futures and Derivatives Committee.


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Guide to Final and Interim Final Rulemaking on Commodity Options

April 27th, 2012

Introduction On April 18, 2012, the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission (the “Commission” or “CFTC”) announced that it would adopt a final and interim final rule to address commodity options under the same laws and rules applicable to all other swaps. The rule is in accordance with section 721 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which defines […]


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