Procedures To Establish Appropriate Minimum Block Sizes for Large Notional Off-Facility Swaps and Block Trades
Federal Register Publication Date: 05/31/2013
Summary: The CFTC adopted 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 CFTC adopted 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 CFTC adopted further measures under the CFTC’s regulations to prevent the public disclosure of the identities, business transactions and market positions of swaps market participants.