The first wave of financial regulatory change affecting banks, brokers and their users is in the field of derivatives. Various deadlines for new reporting, clearing and conduct of business requirements are imminent. The manner in which financial institutions deal with their clients and take collateral will undergo significant structural change. Hedge funds and corporates will need new operational processes and documentation in the short term and may also want to reconsider corporate structuring. This note discusses what companies and hedge funds, which use derivatives in their businesses, should be doing to ensure compliance.
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