Notice of Proposed Order and Request for Comment on a Proposal To Exempt, Pursuant to the Authority in Section 4(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act, the Federal Reserve Banks From Sections 4d and 22 of the Commodity Exchange Act
Industry Filing 16-002
Requesting Public Comment on a Rule Amendment Certification Filing by ICE Futures U.S.
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is requesting public comments on a rule amendment certification filing by ICE Futures U.S. which would clarify that parties to a block trade may engage in pre-hedging or anticipatory hedging of the position that they believe in good faith will result from the consummation of the block trade, except for an intermediary that takes the opposite side of its own customer order.
Industry Filing IF 16-003
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is requesting public comments on regulation 39.5(b) swap submissions from registered derivatives clearing organizations, identified with “Public Comment Requested.” Comments may pertain specifically to a single submission or generally to several or all submissions. The Commission is particularly interested in comments that provide data and analysis and that discuss the swaps in terms of the five factors that the Commission is required to consider in determining whether to issue a clearing requirement determination under regulation 39.5(b)(3)(ii).
If the Commission decides to propose a clearing requirement determination for any of the swaps covered by the submissions, then the Commission will invite further public comment in response to a notice of proposed rulemaking.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comment Request: Final Rule, Margin Requirements for Uncleared Swaps for Swap Dealers and Major Swap Participants--Cross-Border Application of the Margin Requirements
Agency Information Collection Activities: Notice of Intent To Renew Collection 3038-0005, Rules Relating to the Operations and Activities of Commodity Pool Operators and Commodity Trading Advisors and to Monthly Reporting by Futures Commission Merchants