This year has been full of surprises in the global markets with Brexit, the Republicans’ win of the executive branch and continuing control of the legislative branch in the U.S. and the impact of the privatization of energy markets in Mexico. In this GT Alert, we are simply going to address two critical proposals and an update regarding Article 55 of the EU Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), which are material for the buy side and sell side. While there is a great deal of uncertainty surrounding EMIR and the UK, and the Dodd Frank Act and the President-elect Trump transition team, it is important to remain in compliance. The following will cover: The Proposed Modernization of Derivatives Act of 2016, the Proposed Regulation Automated Trading, and finally, Article 55 BRRD.

To read more about this timely topic, please view our GT AlertDerivatives Update: What You Should Know as We Enter 2017.”

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Photo of Douglas E. Arend Douglas E. Arend

Douglas E. Arend focuses his practice on commodity futures, derivatives and securities, with an emphasis on managed funds. He represents registered and exempt investment advisers, commodity pools and hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, introducing brokers, futures commission merchants and broker-dealers. Douglas concentrates on…

Douglas E. Arend focuses his practice on commodity futures, derivatives and securities, with an emphasis on managed funds. He represents registered and exempt investment advisers, commodity pools and hedge funds, proprietary trading firms, introducing brokers, futures commission merchants and broker-dealers. Douglas concentrates on complex transactional and regulatory matters, including public and private offerings, fund formation, business structuring, registration and compliance. His public fund experience includes SEC registered offerings, and compliance with the Securities Act of 1933, the Dodd-Frank Act, the Commodity Exchange Act and CFTC regulations.

Photo of Nanette Aguirre Nanette Aguirre

Nanette Aguirre concentrates on private funds alternative investments with an emphasis on derivatives and structured products and corresponding regulation. Her experience includes negotiating all forms of synthetic trading including international derivative (ISDA), repos, and prime brokerage enhanced leverage arrangements with global institutions. She

Nanette Aguirre concentrates on private funds alternative investments with an emphasis on derivatives and structured products and corresponding regulation. Her experience includes negotiating all forms of synthetic trading including international derivative (ISDA), repos, and prime brokerage enhanced leverage arrangements with global institutions. She works closely with emerging private fund managers to strategize their launch, trading and ongoing compliance. Additionally, she regularly advises on regulatory issues affecting the derivatives market, including without limitation, Dodd-Frank and related cross-border regulation. Nanette works throughout Latin America, in countries like Mexico and Colombia, as well as other emerging regions including Nigeria, advising banks, endowments, clearing organizations, and other financial institutions.

She has structured and negotiated finance and derivative transactions (including Indian and Chinese swaps, and generally, hedging securitization vehicles, credit and fund-linked derivatives, loan, credit default and equity swaps), exchange traded derivative agreements (including SEFs, and Futures and Options), repurchase agreements, securities lending agreements, prime brokerage (Reg T, Portfolio Margining and Enhanced Leverage), clearing (ISDA-FIA, DTCC, ISDA Amend/Markit.com), electronic trading agreements, tri-party and give-up arrangements. She has assembled derivative use plans for corporates, including leading insurance companies.

Nanette is an active member of the alternative investment community. Nanette sits on the board of the Florida Alternative Investment Association (“FLAIA”) and Minorities in Restructuring and Alternative Investments (“MRAI”). She also works closely with other MWBE and emerging manager associations. Prior to Greenberg Traurig, Nanette spent eleven years in the Structured Products and Derivatives department of a major New York law firm serving the financial services sector and working closely with some of the industry’s largest hedge funds, mutual funds and pension plans.