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Public Roundtable on the Protection of Cleared Swaps Customer Collateral

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”).


Notice of roundtable discussion; request for comment.


On June 3, 2011, commencing at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m., staff of the CFTC will hold a public roundtable discussion at which invited participants will discuss certain issues related to the protection of cleared swaps customer collateral described in the CFTC's notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the Protection of Cleared Swaps Customer Contracts and Collateral and Conforming Amendments to the Commodity Broker Bankruptcy Provisions (the “NPRM”), a copy of which may be found on the CFTC's Web site at​ucm/​groups/​public/​@newsroom/​documents/​file/​federalregister042711b.pdf. This is a preliminary version of the proposed rule; the version that will publish in the Federal Register may not be identical to this preliminary version.

The roundtable will include discussions of the issues surrounding the implementation of the complete legal segregation model proposed in the NPRM, the optional approach highlighted in the NPRM, with specific emphasis regarding the bankruptcy issues surrounding such approach, and the advantages and disadvantages of the models proposed in the NPRM.


The roundtable discussion will be held on June 3, 2011.


The roundtable discussion will be open to the public with seating on a first-come, first-served basis, and will take place in the Conference Center at the CFTC's headquarters at Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC. Members of the public may also listen by telephone. Call-in participants should be prepared to provide their first name, last name, and affiliation. The information for the conference call is set forth below.

  • US Toll-Free: 866-844-9416
  • International Toll: 203-369-5026
  • Passcode: 6066025

A transcript of the public roundtable discussion will be published on the CFTC's website at​LawRegulation/​DoddFrankAct/​Rulemakings/​DF_​6_​SegBankruptcy/​index.htm.

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The CFTC's Office of Public Affairs at (202) 418-5080.

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The roundtable discussion will take place on Friday, June 3, 2011, commencing at 9:30 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Members of the public who wish to comment on the topics addressed at the discussion, or on any other topics related to customer collateral protection in the context of the Act, may do so via:

  • Paper submission to David Stawick, Secretary, Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Three Lafayette Centre, 1155 21st Street, NW., Washington, DC 20581; or
  • Electronic submission by visiting and following the instructions for submitting comments through the CFTC's Web site.

All comments must be in English or be accompanied by an English translation. All submissions provided to the CFTC in any electronic form or on paper may be published on the website of the CFTC, without review and without removal of personally identifying information. Please submit only information that you wish to make publicly available.

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By the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Dated: May 25, 2011.

David A. Stawick,


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[FR Doc. 2011-13585 Filed 5-31-11; 8:45 am]