ISDA recently published the results of a survey that it conducted to identify key issues and trends for the buy-side, derivatives end-user community.  The results are fascinating and, we blelieve, accurately reflect the experiences of many market participants and professionals that are involved in the over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives markets.  The following is a brief summary

The Global Markets Advisory Committee of the CFTC just annouced that it will consider two issues at an upcoming meeting:

1) Whether a clearing mandate is appropriate for NDFs, with a particular focus on how such a mandate would impact foreign exchange contracts; and

2) The CFTC’s jurisdiction with respect to derivatives contracts that reference