Swap dealers and other firms executing orders for over-the-counter derivative contracts with some investment funds will soon find themselves caught up in a lot more than just operational worries about how they will process the transactions.

The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, passed last July, charged the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and Securities and Exchange Commission with figuring out how to implement its broad guidelines when it comes to the burgeoning $700 trillion OTC derivatives market.

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