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| March 17, 2011

Derivatives Regulation Under Dodd-Frank: Potential Implications for Insurance Products and Companies

Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (Act) accomplishes a sweeping reform of the previously largely unregulated derivatives market. Much of the Act remains to be implemented by rules to be issued by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC or Commission, or, together with the CFTC, Commissions). Since enactment of the Act on July 21, 2010, the Commissions have issued a series of proposed rules, and while most have not been adopted, they shed light on how the Act is likely to be implemented.

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