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May 14, 2015
Blog Post
If one were to distill the purpose of the Dodd-Frank Act to three words, they probably would be to “reduce excessive risk.”  Putting aside the interminable debate about whether the law is achieving its objective, there is at least one example where Dodd-Frank unnecessarily increases risk – the requirements imposed on derivatives end-users. Dodd-Frank was specifically drafted to cover traders and...
June 12, 2013
News Release
Washington – Business Roundtable today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for approving the Business Risk Mitigation and Price Stabilization Act of 2013, H.R. 634, which exempts non-financial end-users from margin requirements. “H.R. 634 is an important clarification that protects innocent bystanders from unintended consequences of the Dodd-Frank law. America’s business leaders are...
July 23, 2014
Media Resource
On behalf of the Business Roundtable-sponsored Coalition for Derivatives End-Users, FMC Corporation Vice President and Treasurer Thomas Deas, Jr. told the House Financial Services Committee today about the harmful effects of unnecessary requirements on non-financial derivatives end-users. Left unreformed, Dodd-Frank derivatives regulation of non-financial services businesses will stifle...
July 21, 2015
Letter
A Business Roundtable comment letter raises questions about a recent SEC economic analysis concerning the CEO pay ratio rule and the analysis in the Commission’s consideration of the final rule. BRT also highlights the source of the extraordinary costs and burdens the proposed rule would place on companies and their shareholders and that the information garnered from the rule would be immaterial, if not misleading, to investors. Finally, the Dodd-Frank provision mandating pay ratio should be repealed and, if this proves unachievable, the letter recommends changes that could substantially decrease the proposed rule’s costs and burdens.
The Honorable Brent FieldsSecretaryU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission100 F Street, NEWashington, DC  20549 Dear Secretary Fields: Re: File Number S7-07-13Proposed Rules for Implementing the Pay Ratio Disclosure Provision of Section 953(b) of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act This letter is submitted on behalf of Business Roundtable, an association of the chief...
March 27, 2012
News Release
The Coalition for Derivatives End-Users today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing meaningful amendments to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to protect companies that use derivatives to manage business risk, while more effectively focusing new regulations on the systemic risks the law was intended to address.
Washington – The Coalition for Derivatives End-Users today applauded the U.S. House of Representatives for passing meaningful amendments to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to protect companies that use derivatives to manage business risk, while more effectively focusing new regulations on the systemic risks the law was intended to address. “The Coalition for...
December 4, 2014
Blog Post
The Dodd-Frank Act was passed with the intent of exempting companies outside the financial services business from margin and clearing requirements when these companies use derivatives to manage and reduce business risk, rather than taking speculative risk.  Of course, for these companies – known as end-users – the devil turned out to be in the details. In the years since Dodd-Frank became law...
October 5, 2012
Blog Post
The Dodd-Frank Act continues unraveling before the federal courts.
The Dodd-Frank Act and the regulations thereof continue unraveling before the federal courts. Rightfully so. And for that, much thanks goes to Eugene Scalia, a most capable attorney with Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher. Scalia argued successfully for Business Roundtable and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in our lawsuit against the Securities and Exchange Commission on proxy access. The U.S. Circuit...
September 27, 2012
Blog Post
Most recently used word here at the BRT Blog? Next to "and" and "the," it has to be "uncertainty."
Most used word as of late here at the BRT Blog? Next to "and" and "the," it has to be "uncertainty." Business Roundtable-member CEOs consistently cite the policy uncertainty that stems from inaction by federal policymakers as a chief cause of the sluggish economy. (See results of the Q3 CEO Economic Outlook Survey, released Wednesday) Along with the inaction, anticipation and apprehension...
October 12, 2011
Letter
Today, we write to offer our support for S. 1650, the Dodd-Frank Improvement Act of 2011, which would take several steps to ensure that end-user companies, which did not cause the financial crisis, are not regulated as if they did.
The Coalition for Derivatives End-Users represents thousands of companies across the United States that employ derivatives to manage business risks due to changing commodity prices, fluctuating currency exchange rates, and variable interest rates. Today, we write to offer our support for S. 1650, the Dodd-Frank Improvement Act of 2011, which would take several steps to ensure that end-user...
March 27, 2012
News Release
U.S. Business Leaders Welcome House-Passed Reforms That Reduce Economic Costs, More Effectively Target Systemic Risks
U.S. Business Leaders Welcome House-Passed Reforms That Reduce Economic Costs, More Effectively Target Systemic Risks The Coalition for Derivatives End-Users, which represents U.S. companies and business associations, applauded yesterday’s strong bipartisan vote in the U.S. House of Representatives on two important financial reform bills. The legislation embodies meaningful reforms to...

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