On March 22, 2013, ISDA published the March 2013 Dodd-Frank Protocol (the “Protocol” or “Protocol 2.0”), which is designed to facilitate compliance with certain CFTC rules relating to clearing, portfolio reconciliation and swap trading relationship documentation. The current deadline for compliance with these rules is July 1, 2013 and failure to complete Protocol 2.0 or enter into a substantially similar bilateral amendment addressing these requirements by the Adherence Deadline will likely result in swap dealers becoming unable or unwilling to enter into new swaps. This client publication provides an overview of the Protocol’s structure and a summary of changes that the Protocol will make to existing agreements between Protocol participants.
View full memo, "ISDA March 2013 Dodd-Frank Protocol (a.k.a. Dodd-Frank Protocol 2.0)"