17 CFR 23.609 - Clearing member risk management.

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§ 23.609 Clearing member risk management.
(a) With respect to clearing activities in futures, security futures products, swaps, agreements, contracts, or transactions described in section 2(c)(2)(C)(i) or section 2(c)(2)(D)(i) of the Act, commodity options authorized under section 4c of the Act, or leveraged transactions authorized under section 19 of the Act, each swap dealer or major swap participant that is a clearing member of a derivatives clearing organization shall:
(1) Establish risk-based limits based on position size, order size, margin requirements, or similar factors;
(2) Screen orders for compliance with the risk-based limits in accordance with the following:
(i) For transactions subject to automated execution, the clearing member shall use automated means to screen orders for compliance with the risk-based limits; and
(ii) For transactions subject to non-automated execution, the clearing member shall establish and maintain systems of risk controls reasonably designed to ensure compliance with the limits.
(3) Monitor for adherence to the risk-based limits intra-day and overnight;
(4) Conduct stress tests under extreme but plausible conditions of all positions at least once per week;
(5) Evaluate its ability to meet initial margin requirements at least once per week;
(6) Evaluate its ability to meet variation margin requirements in cash at least once per week;
(7) Evaluate its ability to liquidate the positions it clears in an orderly manner, and estimate the cost of the liquidation; and
(8) Test all lines of credit at least once per year.
(b) Each swap dealer or major swap participant that is a clearing member of a derivatives clearing organization shall:
(1) Establish written procedures to comply with this regulation; and
(2) Keep full, complete, and systematic records documenting its compliance with this regulation.
(3) All records required to be maintained pursuant to these regulations shall be maintained in accordance with Commission Regulation § 1.31 and shall be made available promptly upon request to representatives of the Commission and to representatives of applicable prudential regulators.
[77 FR 21308, Apr. 9, 2012]

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  • 2013-11-06; vol. 78 # 215 - Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    1. 78 FR 66621 - Protection of Collateral of Counterparties to Uncleared Swaps; Treatment of Securities in a Portfolio Margining Account in a Commodity Broker Bankruptcy
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      COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
      Final rule.
      Effective date: This rule is effective January 6, 2014. Compliance dates: For uncleared swap transactions that are entered into with “new counterparties,” 1 all persons shall be in compliance with the requirements set forth in Subpart L of Part 23 not later than May 5, 2014. For uncleared swap transactions that are entered into with “existing counterparties,” 2 all persons shall be in compliance with the requirements set forth in Subpart L of Part 23 not later than November 3, 2014. All parties must comply with the Part 190 rules by January 6, 2014.
      17 CFR Parts 23 and 190

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Title 17 published on 2013-04-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 17 CFR 23 after this date.

  • 2013-11-06; vol. 78 # 215 - Wednesday, November 6, 2013
    1. 78 FR 66621 - Protection of Collateral of Counterparties to Uncleared Swaps; Treatment of Securities in a Portfolio Margining Account in a Commodity Broker Bankruptcy
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION
      Final rule.
      Effective date: This rule is effective January 6, 2014. Compliance dates: For uncleared swap transactions that are entered into with “new counterparties,” 1 all persons shall be in compliance with the requirements set forth in Subpart L of Part 23 not later than May 5, 2014. For uncleared swap transactions that are entered into with “existing counterparties,” 2 all persons shall be in compliance with the requirements set forth in Subpart L of Part 23 not later than November 3, 2014. All parties must comply with the Part 190 rules by January 6, 2014.
      17 CFR Parts 23 and 190