NFA Releases Notice Regarding Swap Valuation Dispute Filing Process
On September 6, the National Futures Association (NFA) sent a notice to its members with information regarding the Interpretive Notice to NFA Compliance Rule 2-49. NFA Compliance Rule 2-49 requires swap dealers and major swap participants (collectively, SDs) to promptly submit relevant information to the NFA in the form and manner prescribed by NFA. The Interpretive Notice, which went into effect on January 2, describes the swap valuation disputes that require notice and the information required to be reported. Further, if a reportable swap valuation dispute involves two SD counterparties, each SD must file a separate dispute notice with the NFA.
The NFA has noticed instances where a swap valuation dispute that involved two SD counterparties was filed by only one SD. The Notice reminds SDs that both SD counterparties must submit a swap valuation dispute report when it involves two SD counterparties. Furthermore, the Notice specifies that, in the event that the NFA receives a swap valuation dispute notice from only one SD, the NFA will provide limited information regarding the swap valuation dispute to the non-reporting SD to facilitate the non-reporting SD’s swap valuation dispute submission process.
The Interpretive Notice is available here.