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The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act: Changes to the Regulation of Derivatives and their Impact on Agribusiness

by Michael K. Adjemian and Gerald Plato

Outlook No. (AIS-89) 21 pp, November 2010

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act makes significant changes to Federal regulation of the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives market, with the goals of improving market transparency and reducing systemic default risk. This article reviews some important features of the new law and discusses their potential impact on agribusiness, much of which will depend on how the rules are written and implemented by regulators.

Keywords: Financial reform law, derivatives market, over-the counter markets, swaps, clearing, position limits, risk management, price discovery,

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