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Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities - Exemptions Final Rule

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12 CFR Part 1221
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Margin and Capital Requirements for Covered Swap Entities
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SUMMARY:  The FHFA, OCC, Board, FDIC, and FCA (each an “Agency” and, collectively, the “Agencies”) are adopting exemptions from the initial and variation margin requirements published by the Agencies in November 2015 pursuant to sections 731 and 764 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the “Dodd-Frank Act” or the “Act”). Pursuant to Title III of the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2015 (“TRIPRA”), this final rule exempts certain noncleared swaps and non-cleared security-based swaps with certain financial and nonfinancial end users that qualify for an exception or exemption from clearing.

This final rule is effective October 1, 2016.

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