Derivatives Regulation and Changing Market Infrastructure for Nonfinancial Companies

July 2011

Regulators have been actively working toward finalizing the complicated and controversial mosaic of proposals intended to reform the derivatives markets as envisioned in the Dodd-Frank Act. Companies that use swaps will face new regulatory, business and operational challenges as dealers, counterparties and other swap market participants become subject to new clearing, margin and collateral requirements, record-keeping and reporting duties, and new trade execution alternatives.

This A Closer Look focuses on the potential impact of the new derivatives market reform for companies outside the financial services industry.