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    Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo was designated per seriatim as Acting Chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today, January 20, 2017.

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it is extending the comment period for the supplemental proposal for Regulation Automated Trading (Regulation AT) to May 1, 2017.

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    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo today announced that General Counsel Jonathan L. Marcus will depart the agency.

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    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo today announced several staff changes at the Commission. Giancarlo has appointed Amir Zaidi to lead the Division of Market Oversight (DMO).

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) today issued a time-limited no-action letter stating that, from February 4, 2017 to May 8, 2017, it will not recommend an enforcement action against a swap dealer (SD) that is subject to, and in compliance with, the margin requirements for non-centrally cleared OTC derivatives in the European Union (EMIR RTS) for failure to comply with the CFTC’s final margin rule (Final Margin Rule).

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) today issued a time-limited no-action letter stating that, from February 14, 2017 to August 14, 2017, it will not recommend an enforcement action for failure to file a notice when relying on certain aggregation exemptions from federal position limit levels.

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) today issued a time-limited no-action letter stating that, from March 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017, DSIO will not recommend an enforcement action against a swap dealer (SD) for failure to comply with the variation margin requirements for swaps that are subject to a March 1, 2017 compliance date.

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    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo today announced that Daniel J. Davis has been named the agency’s General Counsel.

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    Washington, DC — The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) today issued a letter providing a conditional extension of the relief provided in CFTC Letters 16-03 and 16-33, regarding masking of certain identifying information required to be reported.

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it is extending the comment period on its proposed capital requirements applicable to swap dealers and major swap participants for an additional 60 days.

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission's (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (DMO) today issued a no-action letter extending relief associated with swap trade confirmation requirements.

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (Commission) Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) will hold a public meeting on April 25, 2017 at the CFTC's Washington, DC, headquarters.

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    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo today announced the appointment of James McDonald to be the Director of the agency’s Enforcement Division.

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    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Commission) Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo today announced that Andrew B. Busch has been named the Commission’s first Chief Market Intelligence Officer.

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Market Risk Advisory Committee (MRAC) announces agenda for its April 25, 2017 public meeting at the CFTC's Washington, DC, headquarters.

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    U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Acting Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo today announced that N. Charles “Charlie” Thornton III has been named the Commission’s Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs.

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is requesting public comment on a petition submitted by Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. (CME) for an order pursuant to Section 4d of the Commodity Exchange Act (CEA).

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) today issued an extension of the time-limited no-action relief provided in CFTC Staff Letter 17-05 from May 8, 2017 until November 7, 2017.

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today that it has issued an Order of Registration to NEX SEF Limited (NEX SEF), of London, England, granting it registration status with the CFTC as a Swap Execution Facility (SEF). NEX SEF is a private limited company, incorporated in the United Kingdom and a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEX Group plc, headquartered also in London.

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    The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market Oversight (Division) today issued Guidance on the calculation by designated contract markets (DCMs) and swap execution facilities (SEFs) of projected operating costs for purposes of complying with DCM Core Principle 21 and CFTC Regulation 38.1101(c) and SEF Core Principle 13 and CFTC Regulation 37.1303.