• Service: Financial Services, Regulatory Services
  • Industry: Banking
  • Type: Regulatory update
  • Date: 2/28/2014

Time to get compliant with OTC derivatives regulations! 

In the aftermath of the financial crisis the G20 set challenging requirements on the trading of over-the-counter derivatives (OTC) in 2009. In 2010 the United States passed the Dodd-Frank Act Title VII and within the European Union, EMIR entered into force in 2012.
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These measures may have direct and indirect effects on Swiss undertakings and it's well known that they develop extraterritorial effects. Moreover, Switzerland intends to respond to these developments with a so-called Financial Market Infrastructure Act ("FinfraG"), which is expected to become effective in the course of 2015 at the earliest.