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The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is adopting regulations to implement certain statutory provisions enacted by Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Specifically, in accordance with section 727 of the Dodd-Frank Act, the Commission is adopting regulations that define the criteria for grouping swaps into separate swap categories and establish methodologies for setting appropriate minimum block sizes for each swap category. In addition, the Commission is adopting further measures under the Commission's regulations to prevent the public disclosure of the identities, business transactions and market positions of swaps market participants.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC” or “Commission”) published the Real-Time Public Reporting of Swap Transaction Data (“Real-Time Public Reporting”) rule and an accompanying preamble in the Federal Register on Monday, January 9, 2012 (77 FR 1182). This document makes an editorial correction to language of the preamble that conflicted with the rule text of the final rule.
The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 17 CFR 43 after this date.
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“Commission”) is issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking to add certain provisions to part 43 of the Commission's regulations pertaining to block trades in swap contracts. The provisions would: (i) Prohibit the aggregation of orders for different trading accounts in order to satisfy the minimum block size or cap size requirements, except for orders aggregated by certain commodity trading advisors (“CTAs”), investment advisers and foreign persons (as described in this release), if such person has more than $25,000,000 in total assets under management (“AUM”); (ii) provide that parties to a block trade must individually qualify as eligible contract participants (“ECPs”), except where a designated contract market allows certain CTAs, investment advisers and foreign persons (as described in this release), to transact block trades for customers who are not ECPs, if such CTA, investment adviser or foreign person has more than $25,000,000 in total AUM; and (iii) require that persons transacting block trades on behalf of customers must receive prior written instruction or consent from the customer to do so.