CFTC, SEC to discuss swap margins

Washington, D.C., Dec. 6, 2010 — Staff from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) will hold a public roundtable on Dec. 10, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., to discuss issues related to capital and margin requirements for swap dealers, security-based swap dealers, major swap participants, and major security-based swap participants. The roundtable will assist the agencies in the rulemaking process to implement the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.

The roundtable will be held in the Lobby Level Hearing Room at the CFTC's Headquarters, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. The discussion will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis. Members of the public may also listen by telephone and should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation.

The dial-in information for the roundtable is:

  • U.S. Toll-Free: 877-951-7311
  • International Toll: 1-203-607-0666
  • Conference ID: 8978249

A transcript of the public roundtable discussion will be published at http://www.cftc.gov/LawRegulation/DoddFrankAct/OTC_5_CapMargin.html.

Members of the public wishing to submit their views on the topics addressed at the roundtable may email their submissions to:

  • CFTC — CapMargin@CFTC.gov. All emails must reference Dodd-Frank Capital and Margin Roundtable in the subject field.
  • SEC — rule-comments@sec.gov or through the comment form available on the SEC website.

All submissions provided to the CFTC or SEC in any electronic form or on paper may be published on the website of the respective agency, without review and without removal of personal identifying information.

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