Dodd-Frank Trade Reporting Rules Haunt U.S. Energy Firms

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Hira Shahnawaz Akhtar
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Compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act has created significant difficulties for commodity traders and greatly increased the compliance burden for trading companies. Transitioning to Dodd-Frank compliance is a lengthy and tedious process which will require the companies to enact major changes to their reporting and accounting procedures.. SDRs differ in reporting requirements Swap data repositories (SDRs) have been created under the Dodd-Frank Act to “provide a central facility for swap data reporting and recordkeeping” according to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The Act requires all swaps to be reported to each of the SDRs where the swaps may be…

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Hira is a financial analyst whose expertise lies in commodity and other financial markets. Hira is currently an independent financial consultant and is working with many international firms like American Arab Solutions (AAS). She has previously served as a Senior Research Analyst at Alternate Research (Pvt.) Ltd. as the Team Leader for the International Equities Research. She has also worked as an equities analyst of Pakistani E&P stocks at Invest Capital Markets. She has experience in business development and conducting feasibility studies in commodity markets, specifically in sugar, palm oil and canola oilseeds. She has cleared all three levels of her CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and has an undergraduate degree in Finance.