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ABA's Center for Bank Derivatives Policy is a resource for banks focused on the derivatives markets. The Center provides tools to help banks navigate a range of new and existing regulations and to assure policies permit banks to serve their customers and manage risk through their involvement in the derivatives markets. 


 Featured Resources


Swaps Report

NEW Cost-Benefit Analysis of the CFTC’s Swap Dealer De Minimis Exception Definition

ABA engaged NERA Economic Consulting (NERA) to conduct a study to evaluate the benefits for systemic risk reduction and the costs to member banks of swap dealer registration at various thresholds.

Read the report




 Policy Issues


 Swaps Working Group


The Swaps Working Group is for members who actively use or are considering using derivatives instruments to manage risk to meet their business needs. Working group members include both dealer and end-user banks. The group provides updates on federal legislation, regulatory agency actions and judicial decisions related to derivatives and facilitates the exchange of ideas on issues, problems and solutions for meeting the regulatory expectations. To join, email Ananda Radhakrishnan.

​Questions? Please contact Ananda Radhakrishnan or Ed Elfmann (Legislation).