July 15, 2019

July 15, 2019

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CFTC and SEC Propose Changes to Margin Requirements for Security Futures

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission have jointly proposed amendments to the minimum customer margin requirements for security futures contracts.

In 2002, the CFTC and SEC adopted rules establishing margin requirements for unhedged security futures at 20 percent. Under the current proposal, this requirement would be reduced to 15 percent.

Public comments on the proposal are due with 30 days after publication in the Federal Register.

More information is available here.

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Guy Dempsey Jr., Bank Regulations Legal Specialist, Katten Muchin
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Guy C. Dempsey Jr. concentrates his practice on derivatives and structured products and on bank regulation. He advises clients on derivatives transactions of all types across all asset classes, as well as on the corporate governance, regulatory, collateral, compliance, insolvency and litigation issues associated with such products.

Much of Guy’s work involves helping bank and non-bank clients analyze the details and impact of the Dodd-Frank Act. He maintains deep knowledge of the banking laws and regulations relating to capital markets activities....

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James M. Brady, Katten Muchin Law Firm, Finance Attorney
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James Brady concentrates his practice in financial services matters.

While in law school, James was an editor of the Michigan Journal of International Law. He also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Stephen J. Markman of the Michigan Supreme Court. http://www.kattenlaw.com/James-Brady

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