Future of Title VII hangs in the balance

Author: | Published: 26 Jan 2017

President Donald Trump may have his sights set on deregulation but a full repeal of title VII looks unlikely

One might think that the stated intention of US president Donald Trump and Republicans in the US Congress to roll back the Dodd-Frank Act means that the Trump administration is likely to substantially reduce the regulation of derivatives under title VII of Dodd-Frank. It is early in the day, and the policies of the president may be unpredictable. However, there are reasons to believe that his administration's approach to modifying derivatives regulation may rely more on the scalpel than on the sledgehammer. Among those reasons are the international basis for many of the primary derivatives markets reforms, the paucity of changes to title VII contained in the draft bill that Republicans are touting to amend Dodd-Frank, and the apparent views of Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) acting chairman J Christopher Giancarlo,...



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