Updates on Regulation, Trading, and Market Reforms for the Alternative Investment Community

AuthorRobin Powers

Robin Powers advises buy-side and other market participants on a broad range of trading and derivatives documentation and transactions, with a focus on cleared and uncleared derivatives and cross border regulation. She counsels clients with respect to regulatory issues including Dodd Frank and EMIR compliance, clearing and Swap Execution Facility relationships and uncleared swap margin related issues. Ms. Powers has extensive experience negotiating and documenting International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) master agreements, master repurchase agreements, collateral and other credit support documents, prime brokerage agreements, futures and options trading and clearing, and securities lending agreements. Read More

“Family Office”? What’s In a Name: The Implosion Heard Around the (Financial Markets) World

What Can We Expect from the Regulators? Robin Powers, Partner, Rimon, P.C. Archegos Capital Management’s collapse last week, and the resulting losses for several global banks, has and will impact financial markets for the foreseeable future. Regulatory efforts will likely focus on the ever-expanding shadow banking sector and shed light on its transparency (or lack thereof) and the risks. Shadow...

ISDA IBOR Fallbacks Supplement and Protocol: What You Need to Know

I.  Introduction In 2017, the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority (“FCA”) announced that it will not require the calculation and publication of interbank offered rates (“IBORS”) beyond 2021.  The absence of a guaranteed IBOR after 2021 has triggered one of the largest and intricate challenges that financial markets have confronted to date.  Trillions of dollars of derivatives contracts and many...

Updates on Regulation, Trading, and Market Reforms for the Alternative Investment Community