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End users such as Lufthansa, Rolls Royce, Caterpillar and the like are being offered exemption from clearing requirements that dealers are likely to face in OTC derivatives. The European regulators appear to be moving in this direction, but only subject to some important checks: audit/accounting reports to detect end users are hedging or speculating, or restrictions on size of transactions.

See the FT article.

These checks to ensure that OTC end-user exemption is not abused mirror closely the proposals made by the Stern Working Group on the financial crisis in their assessment of the end-user exemption in discussion of House and Senate Bills:


The Dodd-Frank Act, signed into law in July 2010, represented the most significant and controversial overhaul of the U.S. financial regulatory system since the Great Depression. Forty NYU Stern faculty, including editors Viral V. Acharya, Thomas F. Cooley, Matthew P. Richardson, and Ingo Walter, provide a definitive analysis of the Act, expose key flaws and propose solutions to inform the rules’ adoption by regulators, in a new book, Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance (Wiley, November 2010).

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Previously, many of these faculty developed 18 independent policy papers offering market-focused solutions to the financial crisis, which were published in a book, Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System (Wiley, March 2009).

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