One effect of derivatives reform: New business

Likely the first of many similar ventures, a new service is designed to help businesses understand the derivatives elements in financial reform bill.

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. - (Business Wire) Chatham Financial, the largest independent interest rate and foreign exchange risk management advisor, today announced the launch of its new derivatives regulatory advisory service, designed to help businesses understand, evaluate and implement the new derivatives regulatory requirements established under the Dodd-Frank bill expected to be signed into law this week.

“Our deep derivatives market expertise and intimate knowledge of the new regulatory requirements give us a unique perspective on the changes coming to the derivatives market. For any company considering how to best comply with new laws and a changing marketplace, we’ll be the cost-effective solution to take the 444 pages of legislation and distill them into something meaningful, uniquely actionable and, certainly, less intimidating,” said Luke Zubrod, Regulatory Advisory Services Director at Chatham Financial. “Having helped Treasury teams hedge more than $2 trillion over the last two decades, we are pleased to assist companies that need to be prepared for new regulatory requirements and want to maximize opportunities that emerge in the changing market landscape.”

Dave Hall, Chief Operating Officer, Chatham Financial, added “We have been on the front lines of regulatory reform – providing detailed policy and technical advice to businesses, trade associations and policymakers, testifying before Congress and helping educate key Congressional committees and staff. This new advisory service is the natural next step as we help our clients best adapt to the new requirements.”

As market participants face a new regulatory landscape, Chatham Financial has also recently released an overview of legislation of over-the-counter derivatives. The overview outlines key components of the derivatives bill that affect derivatives users, including provisions that would require certain market participants to centrally clear, trade on exchange or electronic platforms, and set aside funds to meet capital and margin requirements, among other issues. This summary and Chatham’s other published thought leadership on OTC derivatives legislation can be found on Chatham’s website at www.ChathamFinancial.com/thought-leadership/articles.

About Chatham Financial
Chatham Financial is the largest independent interest rate and foreign exchange risk management advisory company; serving clients in the areas of hedging strategy development, derivatives documentation, transaction execution, hedge accounting (FAS 133/IAS 39), and derivatives valuations (FAS 157). Additionally, Chatham provides capital and debt advisory services, defeasance services, financial instrument valuation services and debt management software. Annually, Chatham advises more than 1,000 clients on over 8,000 transactions and $350 billion notional from offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. For more information, please visit www.ChathamFinancial.com.

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