Procedures To Establish Appropriate Minimum Block Sizes for Large Notional Off-Facility Swaps and Block Trades
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is adopting 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 Commission is adopting 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 Commission is adopting further measures under the Commission's regulations to prevent the public disclosure of the identities, business transactions and market positions of swaps market participants.
Antidisruptive Practices Authority
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (the ``Commission'' or ``CFTC'') is issuing this interpretive guidance and policy statement (``interpretive statement'') to provide guidance on section 747 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the ``Dodd- Frank Act''), which prohibits certain disruptive trading, practices, or conduct as set forth in new section 4c(a)(5) of the Commodity Exchange Act (the ``CEA''). This interpretive statement will provide market participants and the public with guidance on the scope and application of the statutory prohibitions set forth in CEA section 4c(a)(5).