CFTC Approves Trade Execution Rules

At 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, the CFTC held an open meeting to consider trade execution rules and interpretive guidance regarding anti-disruptive trading practices authority.

The final rules being that were voted on included: Procedures to Establish Appropriate Minimum Block Sizes for Large Notional Off-Facility Swaps and Block Trades (Swaps Block Rule); Process for a Designated Contract Market or Swap Execution Facility to Make a Swap Available to Trade under Section 2(h)(8) of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA); Swap Transaction Compliance and Implementation Schedule; Trade Execution Requirement Under Section 2(h) of the CEA (Made Available to Trade Rule); Core Principles and Other Requirements for Swap Execution Facilities (SEFs); Anti-disruptive Practices Authority – Interpretive Guidance and Policy Statement.

The CFTC voted 3-2 to pass the Swaps Blocks Rule. The CFTC also voted 3-2 to approve the Made Available to trade rule. The agency voted 4-1 to pass the SEF rules. Lastly, the Commissioners voted unanimously to approve the Interpretive Guidance and Policy Statement on Disruptive Practices.

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