Chatham Financial Publishes Guides to Aid Derivatives End Users in Navigating a New Regulatory Reality

Kennett Square, PA - 6 December 2011

Chatham Financial, the largest independent interest rate and foreign exchange risk management advisor, today released a series of guides for the benefit of derivatives end users across a number of distinct industries. These publications provide actionable, industry-specific intelligence to firms poised to be affected by upcoming derivatives regulations as mandated by the Dodd–Frank Act.

Under Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act, over-the-counter interest rate, foreign exchange, and commodity derivatives will be subject to robust regulation from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, including central clearing, trading, capital, margin, and reporting requirements. With deadlines for compliance with these various regulations expected to be set through 2012, Chatham Financial’s end-user guides serve to aid in firms’ compliance processes across each of the following industries:

- Non-Financial End Users
- Financial Institutions
- Equity REITs
- Mortgage REITs and Structured Finance Companies
- Private Equity Funds
- Private Real Estate Funds
- Overviews of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Act and Central Clearing requirements are also available

“Chatham Financial has an intimate knowledge of the new regulatory requirements and their subsequent impact on the business and compliance procedures of firms operating across a range of industries,” said Luke Zubrod, Director of Chatham’s Regulatory Compliance Services. “Having been on the front lines of the policy debate in Washington surrounding derivatives regulation for the past two years, we are uniquely positioned to deliver solutions that will help derivatives end users prepare for the many changes in the OTC derivatives market.”

“Derivatives are a vital component of our risk management strategy and these regulations will place new compliance burdens on companies like FMC. Proposed rules will change the way FMC manages its exposures to changing interest rates, foreign exchange rate, commodity prices, and other day-to-day business risks,” said Thomas C. Deas, Jr. VP & Treasurer of FMC Corporation and Chairman of the National Association of Corporate Treasurers. “Throughout the public policy debate, Chatham has played an essential role in educating companies and policy makers on the impact of key regulatory proposals.”

Chatham Financial launched its Derivatives Regulatory Compliance Services in July 2010 to address the growing need for businesses to evaluate and prepare for newly-established regulatory requirements.

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