Date: January 11, 2017

Issue: Derivatives; End-user relief

To: House of Representatives

Filing Type: Letter to Congress

Description: The Coalition for Derivatives End-Users supports Congressman Lucas’ amendment aimed at providing much needed relief to commercial end-users in connection with their use of inter-affiliate swaps, which are an efficient mechanism to transfer risk within a corporate group for centralized risk management. The amendment would appropriately distinguish between inter-affiliate swaps—which are proven and efficient methods of managing a corporate end-user’s internal risks—and those swaps that are executed between two unaffiliated third parties.

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